Ph. D., Iowa State University, 2006
M. S., Iowa State University, 1998
B. A., National Central University, 1982
Teaching and Expertise
Dr. Chang has taught in the higher education since 1995. She has taught many computer courses in different colleges for the past 20+ years. She is a Blackboard Senior Certified Trainer as well.
Dr. Chang is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Director of Distance Education for the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University. Dr. Chang spearheads the development of distance education curriculum for the department of Computer Science and has designed and developed courses for the ISU Computing Applications Online Certificate Program. She also serves as an evaluator in the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer (BCAIT) at ISU.
Dr. Chang has developed and taught many computer science online courses since 2003 at ISU. One of the large courses she designed and taught by herself since 2003 is “COMS 103 Computer Literacy and Applications” which serves several hundred students every semester with 94% high student satisfaction rate. The course earned approximately $2,300,000 in student tuition and more than 4,000 credit hours each semester at its peak for the department and college. In addition, it has been offered to the national and international audiences each semester. The course has generated a lot of revenue for the department, college and university in the past several years.
Dr. Chang serves as the Director of Distance Education and has designed and developed the following online courses for the department of Computer Science: 1) Computer Literacy, 2) Computer Literacy and Applications, 3) Introduction to Computers (by using Steve Kautz’s teaching notes as reference), 4) Web Programming, 5) Visual Basic Program I, 6) Advanced Visual Basic Programming, 7) Spreadsheets and Databases. 8) COBOL Programming. She also serves as a mentor and provides services to assist other professors in designing online courses within Blackboard, such as: 1) Java Programming, 2) Advanced Java Programming, 3) Linux Operating System Essentials online courses in the department of Computer Science. The majority of these courses that she designed and mentored are belonged to ISU Computing Applications Online Certificate Program. More online courses will be developed in the near future. She provides services to assists professors in designing online courses at ISU as well.