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Dr. Chun-Yen Chang is a science education scholar in Taiwan. Currently, he serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, Director of Science Education Center (NTNU), Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences (NTNU). Over the past few years, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Taipei Medical University, The Education University of Hong Kong, and the Paris 8 University. Dr. Chang’s major research interests include science education, e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning and science communication.


From the period of 2007-2009, he served as the Discipline Coordinator from the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education at the Ministry of Science Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, and is also a longstanding reviewer of research projects. Dr. Chang has the honor of directing almost 90 MOST funded projects since 1997. From 2011-2016, he was leading another major project, sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, to establish a “Center for Research Excellence in Science Education (CRESE),” under the "Aim for the Top University Project.” As a representative of NTNU's Science Education Center, Dr. Chang also joined the European Union's Open Science Resources project, one of the two subprojects for non-EU areas and review research projects by Israel Science Foundation and South Korea's National Research Foundation. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Chang joined Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) network. Now He also serves on the Expert Panel Member of EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Adviser of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) and Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Project.


Dr. Chang now is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: (1) Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education; (2) European Journal of Mathematics and Science Education; (3) Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies, as well as the Co-editor of International Journal of Educational Methodology and Sustainability. He is also on the Editorial Board of three SSCI-level journals: (1) Studies in Science Education (science education);(2) Learning, Media & Technology (learning technology); (3) Journal of Science Education and Technology (science education & technology).


Dr. Chang has authored and co-authored more than 150 articles, from which more than 125 articles are indexed in the Science/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) database. Countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Turkey, the Philippines, Republik Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Oman and India, continue to invite Dr. Chang as a keynote/feature speaker. His series of research on science learning environments, published in Science Education in 2005 and 2006, was also reported in the section of “Taiwanese New Discovery,” of the Science Development Journal in 2007. In NSC’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Dr. Chang’s research work on problem-solving ability and automatic scoring of science open-ended questions was honored as one of the NSC’s 50 Great Achievements in 2008.

 

In 2003, 2009 and 2012, Chang was granted three times with one of the highest honors given by NSC: the “Outstanding Research Award." In 2013, Dr. Chang was presented the Academic Award, for Science Education, by the Ministry of Education. Also in 2013, the film, entitled "The Journey of Science Achievements" featuring the research outputs produced by an interdisciplinary research team comprised of Dr. Chang and other professors from NTNU was granted the 2013 Award for Excellent Contributions in Technology Transfer. Dr. Chang's biography has been honorably included in the 2007-2010 Marquis, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2008-2009, Who's Who in America 2009, Special 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in the World 2013, Who's Who in the World 2016, as well as Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2016-2017.


In February 2013, Dr. Chang's catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) study was privileged with a report by the New York Times Sunday Magazine, as well as in the news featured on Association of Psychological Science website. In 2019, CouldClassRoom (CCR) mobile system, which was developed by him and his research team, has been selected as an exemplar institution in the 2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report.

1994-1996

Ph. D.

Science Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA)

Dissertation The effects of a problem-solving based instructional model on the achievement and alternative frameworks of 9th grade earth science students in Taiwan.
G.P.A. 3.836/4.0
1992-1994 M. Ed. Science Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA)
Report Research-based recommendations to infuse problem-solving strategies in the secondary school earth science curriculum in Taiwan.
G.P.A. 3.914/4.0
1985-1990 B.S. Earth Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
G.P.A. 3.53/4.0 (upper division: 3.80/4.0)
1982-1985   Tainan First Senior High School, Tainan, Taiwan
G.P.A. 3.80/4.0

2013/08 to present NTNU Chair Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
2008/08 to present Professor, Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
2006/08 to present Director, Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
2021/01 to present Founding Editor-in-Chief, Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies (EIET)
2022/01 to present Section Editor-in-Chief, Applied System Innovation
2021/01 to present Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Mathematics and Science Education
2017/01 to present Editor-in-Chief, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SSCI)
2019/07 to present Co-editor, International Journal of Educational Methodology (IJEM)
2021/05 to present Guest Editor, Sustainability (Special Issue: Selected Papers from AISL 2021 Conference on Improving Scientific Literacy through Interdisciplinary Research on Technology-Enhanced Practice)
2022/02 to present Editorial Board Member, Educational Technology Quarterly
2022/01 to present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Textbook Research (TSSCI)
2021/10 to present Editorial Board Member, Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes
2021/07 to present Editorial Board Member, International Research Journal of Science, Technology, Education and Management (IRJSTEM)
2021/06 to present Editorial Board Member, Research in Integrated STEM Education
2020/08 to present Editorial Board Member, The Contemporary Mathematics and Science Education (CONMATHSCED)
2020/07 to present Editorial Board Member, Ukrainian Journal of Educational Studies and Information Technology
2020/6 to present Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES)
2020/6 to present Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST) (ESCI)
2018/03 to present Editorial Advisory Board Member, Open Education Studies (Scopus)
2017/11 to present International Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)
2017/08 to present Science/Referee Board Member, Erciyes Journal of Education (EJE)
2017/07 to present Editorial Board Member, Applied System Innovation 
2017/01 to present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Science Education and Technology (JOST) (SSCI
2013 to present Editorial Advisory Board Member, Studies in Science Education (SSCI)  (London: Taylor and Francis)
2003/09 to present Editorial Review Board member, Science Education Review
2002/01 to present Editorial Board member, Learning, Media & Technology (SSCI)
2001/01 to present Editorial Board Member, Learning, Media & Technology (SSCI) (London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
2019 to present Asia Advisory Board Member, Bett Asia. (http://asia.bettshow.com/Home)
2016 to present Expert Panel Member, EDUCAUSE Horizon Report
2015/12 to present ITS Theme Advisor, Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Project http://dl4d.org/
2015/12 to present Theme Adviser, The Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED)
2015/01 to present Council Board Member, Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) (a UNESCO UniTwin Network)
2015/01 to present Co-Chair, CS-DC Educational Ecosystem Committee
2014/05 to present Advisory Board Member, Korean National Curriculum Reform committee
2008 to present Official Nominator, The Japan Prize
2011/11 to present Reviewer, Review of Educational Research (RER) (SSCI)                                                                                                
2010/12 to present Reviewer, Medical Education (SCI) (London: Wiley-Blackwell)
2010/06 to present Reviewer, Public Understanding of Science (SSCI)
2009/12 to present Reviewer, British Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI)  (London: Wiley-Blackwell)
2009/06 to present Reviewer, Computers & Education (SSCI)
2007/01 to present Reviewer, Science & Education (Netherlands: Springer)
2006/01 to present Reviewer, Journal of Science and Technology Education (SSCI) (Netherlands: Springer)
2006/01 to present Reviewer, CyberPsychology and Behavior (SSCI)  (New Rochelle: Mary Ann Liebert)
2006/01 to present Reviewer, Journal of Educational Technology & Society (SSCI)
2006/01 to present Reviewer, Computers in Human Behavior (SSCI) (London: Elsevier)
2006/01 to present Reviewer, Learning and Individual Differences (SSCI) (London: Elsevier)
2005/01 to present Reviewer, Science Education (SSCI) (London: John Wiley)
2002/01 to present Reviewer, Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning (SSCI)
2001/08 to present Reviewer, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, (IETI, SSCI) (London: Routledge)
2001/02 to present Reviewer, International Journal of Science Education, (IJSE, SSCI) (London: Taylor and Francis)
2000/09 to present Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Science Council  Part D, National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan.
2000/03 to present Reviewer, Chinese Journal of Science Education (TSSCI)
1999/06 to present Reviewer, School Science and Mathematics journal, School Science and Mathematics Association (SS&M)
2008/08- 2013/07 Research Chair Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
2005/08- 2006/07 Professor and Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
2001/08- 2008/07 Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University *Taught earth science, informational technology, research on earth science education, and teaching practice in earth science. *Developed multimedia curriculum and instructional design and development in earth science. *Taught instructional media, information education, new trends in earth science education, and teaching practice.
1997/08- 2001/07 Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. *Taught earth science, informational technology, research on earth science, and teaching practice in earth science. *Worked on multimedia curriculum and instructional design and development in earth science. *Provided counsel reservoir modeling strategies for Chinese Petroleum Company (CPC).
1996/08- 1997/07 Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. *Taught instructional media, information education, new trends in earth science education, and teaching practice.
1989/08- 1990/07 Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. *Taught junior level laboratory classes of paleontology, stratigraphy and historical geology *Organized field trips for the aforementioned classes *Served as a curriculum coordinator assistant for in-service teachers’ earth science program
2014/06 Visiting Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
2013/08- 2014/02 Visiting Professor, Université Paris 8, France
2012/08- 2015/07 Visiting Professor, Taipei Medical University
2005/01- 2005/07 Senior Research Fellow, Center for Science and Mathematics Education Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA) *Assisted faculty and staff at the Center with the analyses and syntheses of data generated by various evaluation studies conducted by the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science  and Mathematics Teaching
2001/06- 2001/08 Visiting Research Scholar, Center  for Science  and Mathematics Education and the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA)
1998/06- 1998/08 Visiting Research Scholar, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA), a research institution specializing in reservoir characterization. *Member of the Maraven Phase3 project involving detailed reservoir characterization and simulation. *Conducted geologic framework mapping *Worked on reservoir modeling *Developed 3-D Geocellular reservoir models *Assisted with the pre-processed simulation grid using GRID program
1997/06- 1997/08 Visiting Research Scholar, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA), a research institution specializing in reservoir characterization. *Team member of two projects (OMV Matzen Field, Vienna Basin, Austria, 1997, South Lake Field, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1997) involving reservoir characterization. *Assisted with surface mapping and contouring *Worked on reservoir modeling *Developed 3-D Geocellular reservoir models
1992/09- 1996/08 Graduate Research Assistant, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (USA), a research institution specializing in reservoir characterization.
2017-2020 30th-33rd Board Director, The Association of Science Education in Taiwan
2013 26th Board Director, The Association of Science Education in Taiwan
2011/08 to 2017/01 Project Investigator, High-Scope Program II (HSPII), National Science Council (NSC)
2010-2012 President, The Association of Science Education in Taiwan
2009 Secretary, International Junior Science Olympiad
2007-2009 Chair of the Project Review Board, Division of Science Education, National Science Council (NSC)
2005 18th Vice President, The Association of Science Education in Taiwan
2004-2008 17th-21st Board Director, The Association of Science Education in Taiwan

2021/01-06 Guest Editor, Journal History of Latin American Education
2009/04- 2018/06 Associate Editor, Journal of Geoscience Education (USA: NAGT)
2015/01- 2017/04 Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) (SSCI)  
2010/05- 2013/12 Associate Editor, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (SSCI) (Netherlands: Springer)
2005/01- 2016/12 Editorial Board Member, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (Turkey: Moment) (SSCI)
2002/01- 2010/04 Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (SSCI) (Netherlands: Springer)
1999/12- 2002/12 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Taiwan Normal University: Mathematics & Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
2018-2020 Honorary Consultant, Geography and Education Research Association of Macau
2019 External Reviewer for Tenure- Track Faculty, Auburn University, U.S.A.
2018 Promotion External Reviewer, University of Alberta, Canada
2015 Research Project Consultant, The Education University of Hong Kong
2015 Expert Panel Member, National Assessment of Education Quality, China
2015 Expert Panel Member, The New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition
2014 External Reviewer for Tenure- Track Faculty, Texas A&M University
2014 Reviewer, Estonian Research Council
2012 Review Committee Member for Researcher Promotion, University of Michigan
2011 Reviewer, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
2010 Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
2008 Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
2008 Referee of Professorship Promotion, The Education University of Hong Kong
2007 Referee of Professorship Promotion, The University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
2007 Referee of Professorship Promotion, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
2002-2004 Final-Tier Reviewer of Projects, Division of Science Education, National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan

1. Science Education
  with an emphasis on earth science education, learning and instruction in earth science, computer- assisted instruction, problem-solving models, inquiry teaching, as well as pedagogical understandings and conceptual change instruction in the area of earth science education
2. E-Learning
3. Interdisciplinary Science Learning
4. Science Communication