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Heewon Chang

Heewon Chang

Professor, Organizational Leadership & Education
Interim Director, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Multicultural Education

Contact Information

Phone: 610-341-1597
Email: hchang@eastern.edu


  • Ph.D. in Education and Anthropology, University of Oregon
  • M.A. in Education and Anthropology, University of Oregon
  • B.A. in Education Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


  • Secondary Ethics (7-12), Korea
  • Elementary Education (K-6) Pennsylvania, USA

Research Interests

  • Multicultural education, educational justice and equity, anthropology and education
  • Mentoring and leadership development, diversity leadership, women leadership, reflective leaders, govenance
  • Autoethnography, ethnography, and qualitative research

Selected Publications


  • Chang, H., Ngunjiri, F., & Hernandez, K. (2013) Collaborative Autoethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Chang, H., & Boyd, D. (Eds., 2011). Spirituality in Higher Education: Autoetunographies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Chang, H. (2008). Autoethnography as Method. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Chang, H., (1992). Adolescent Life and Ethos: An Ethnography of a US High School. London, UK: Falmer Press.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Longman, K., Chang, H., & Loyd-Paige, M. (in print). Self-analytical, community-building, and empowering: Collaboratie autoethnography of leaders of color in higher education. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.
  • Hernandez, K., Ngunjiri, F., & Chang, H. (2015). Exploiting the margins in higher education: A collaborative autoethnography of three foreign-born female faculty of color. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 28(5), 533-551.
  • Ngunjiri, F., Hernandez, K., & Chang, H. (2015). Autoethnographic methods for leadership research. ILA Member Connector, April 4-7.
  • Chang, H., Longman, K. A., & Franco, M. (2014). Leadership Development through Mentoring in Higher Education: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Leaders of Color. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 22(4), 373-389.
  • Chang, H. (2013). Individual and Collaborative Autoethnography as a Social Science Inquiry. In S. Holman, T. Adams, & C. Ellis (Eds.). Handbook of Autoethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Nussbaum, K., & Chang, H. (2013). The Quest for Diversity in Christian Higher Education: Building Institutional Governance Capacity. Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice. 12 (1-2), 5-19.
  • Chang, H. (2011). Autoethnography as Method for Spirituality Research in the Academy. In H. Chang & D. Boyd (Eds.). Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies (pp. 11-30). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Pak, Soon-Youn, Chang, H., & Cho, M. (2010). Autoethnography: A Methodological Possibility for Educational Anthropology (in Korean). The Journal of Educational Anthropology, 13(2), 55-79.
  • Ngunjiri, F., Hernandez, K., & Chang, H. (2010). Living Autoethnography: Connecting Iife and Research [Editorial]. Journal of Research Practice, 6(1), Article E1. Retrieved from http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/241/186 
  • Chang, H. (2007). Autoethnography: Raising Cultural Awareness of Self and Others. In G. Walford, (Ed.) Methodological Developments in Ethnography: Studies in Educational Ethnography: Volume 12 (pp. 207-221). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Chang, H. (2005). Cultural Autobiography for Christian Multicultural Educators: A Way of Understanding Self and Others” A Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education [Online], 1(1), Retreived from http://www.icctejournal.org/ICCTEJournal/vol1issue1/v1i1chang
  • Chang, H. (2003). Multicultural Education for Global Citizenship: A Textbook Analysis. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 5(2), 19 paragraphs. Retrieved from 
  • Chang, H., & Dodd, T. (2001). International Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity: An Annotated Bibliography. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education 3 (1), Retrieved from 


  • Eastern University First U.S. Winner Of Nvivo 8 Grant

Professional Associations and Service

  • American Anthropological Association-Council on Anthropology and Education
  • International Leadership Association
  • National Association of Multicultural Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Curriculum Vitae

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