University at Buffalo

Yunjeong Chang

Yunjeong Chang

Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Computer Science Education; Diversity; Engineering Education; Cognition; Digital Media and Learning; Educator Preparation; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Instructional Technology; Learning Communities; Learning Design; Science Education; Online and Distance Learning; Problem Based Learning; Qualitative Research Methods; Professional / Staff Development; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455
ychang28@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

My research focuses on engaging cognitively and culturally diverse students in the student-centered online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments in multi-disciplinary contexts. My research areas have evolved while conducting mixed method research with scholars in computer science, science, engineering, and medical fields. Currently, I am leading two NSF grants and four ongoing research projects across four areas: Engaging learners in student-centered learning environments, Enhancing STEM diversity, Creating effective online professional development environments, and Serving underserved population.

Education and Training:
  • Research Scientist, University of Virginia, Computer Science and Engineering Education
  • PhD, University of Georgia, Learning, Design and Technology
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia, Computer Science and Engineering Education
Awards and Honors:
  • Featured Research of the Year; Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT); 2018-10-26;
  • Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies; National Council on Teacher Education (NCATE), Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP);
Grants:
Grant:
  • Consultant, Lighthouse CC: Online Professional Development for Community College Computer Science Faculty; Federal; National Science Foundation (NSF); Awarded; (08/01/2018-08/31/2020)
  • Co-PI, Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Undergraduate Computing with Enhanced Collaborative Learning; Federal; National Science Foundation (NSF); Awarded; (08/01/2017-08/31/2020)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Chang, Y & Brickman, M. (2018). When Group Work Doesn’t Work: Insights from Student Evaluations of their Peers. CBE Life Sciences Education. 17(3), ar52. [ISI indexed, SCIE Journal]
  • Chang, Y. & Foley, R. (2018). Motivational factors of undergraduate engineering students in introductory non-technical courses. In ASEE 2018: Proceedings American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, June 24-27, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Chang, Y., Cintron, L., Cohoon, J.P., & Tychonievich, L. (2018). Diversity-focused Online Professional Development for Community College Computing Faculty: Participant Motivations and Perceptions, Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Baltimore, MD, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 783-788.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Chang, Y., Cintron, L., Cohoon, J.P., & Tychonievich, L. (Oct, 2018). Diversity-focused Professional Development in MOOC for CS Faculty: Motivations and Perceptions. Concurrent Session at Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) International Conference, Kansas City, MO.;
  • Chang, Y., Cintron, L., Cohoon, J.P., & Tychonievich, L. (Oct, 2018). Toward Equitable CS Learning Environments: Exploring Perceptions of Underrepresented Students in CS Introductory Courses. Concurrent Session at Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) International Conference, Kansas City, MO.;
  • Latif, L, Chang, Y., & Hertz, M. (Apr, 2019). Exploring Instructional Influences on Student Engagement in Undergraduate STEM Courses, Poster session at SUNY Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Niagara, NY.;
  • Oh, E., Chang, Y., & Park, S.W. (Oct, 2018). MOOCs from the perspectives of e-learning design principles. Concurrent Session at Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) International Conference, Kansas City, MO.;
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    Contact Information

    505 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2455
    ychang28@buffalo.edu