Heewon Chang, Ph.D.

Heewon Chang


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Heewon Chang has a PhD.  She has had many professions, including teaching; book authoring; journal editing; workshop giving and cultural consulting. She chose Eastern because she believes that teaching is her calling.

  • 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

View Heewon Chang's CV

  • Secondary Ethics (7-12), Korea
  • Elementary Education (K-6) Pennsylvania, USA
Journal Editing
  • Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (Founding Editor-in-Chief, 1997-2006)
  • International Journal of Multicultural Education (Founding Editor-in-Chief, 2007-2018)
  • Journal of Autoethnography (Editorial Board, 2018-present)
  • Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (Editorial Board, 2019-present)
  • Journal of Korean Association for Qualitative Research (2015-present)


Research Interests
  • Autoethnography/Ethnography/Qualitative Research Methods
  • Leadership Development/Mentoring/Female and People of Color Leadership
  • Multicultural Education/Equity Education/Educational Leadership for Justice/Educational Politics
  • Doctoral Education (online & hybrid) & Higher Education Leadership
  • Chang, H., Ngunjiri, F., & Hernandez, K. (2013). Collaborative Autoethnography. Routledge.
  • Chang, H., & Boyd, D. (Eds., 2011). Spirituality in Higher Education: Autoethnographies. Routledge.
  • Chang, H. (2008). Autoethnography as Method. Routledge.
  • Chang, H., (1992). Adolescent Life and Ethos: An Ethnography of a US High School. Falmer Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Selected Bibliography

  • 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., Longman, K., & 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.
  • 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.
  • Longman, K., Chang, H., & Loyd-Paige, M. (2015). Self-analytical, community-building, and empowering: Collaborative autoethnography of leaders of color in higher education. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 9, 268-285.
  • French, II, R. P., & Chang, H. (2016). Conceptual re-imagining of global “mindset”: Knowledge as prime in the development of global leaders. Journal of International Organizations Studies. 7(1), 49-62.
  • Ngunjiri, F. W., Chang, H., & Hernandez, K. (2016). Multivocal meaning making: Using collaborative autoethnography to advance theory on women and leadership. In J. Storberg-Walker & P. Haber-Curran (Eds.), Theorizing women & leadership: New insights & contributions from multiple perspectives (pp.x-x). Information Age Publishing.
  • Chang, H. (2016).  Autoethnography in health research: Growing pains? Qualitative Health Research, 26(3), 443-451. doi:10.1177/1049732315627432
  • Hernandez, K. A., Chang, H., & Ngunjiri, F. (2017). Collaborative autoethnography as multivocal, relational, and democratic research: Opportunities, challenges, and aspirations. Auto/Biography Studies, 32(2). 251-254.
  • Chang, H. (2018). A journal editor’s identity journey: An autoethnography of becoming, being, and beyond. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 20(3), 1-16.
  • Lee, H., Bryan, L., & Chang, H. (2019). Doctoral Students’ Learning Success in Online-based Leadership Programs: Intersection with Technological and Relational Factors. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 21(1), 61-81. 
  • Chang, H., & Bilgen, W. (2020). Autoethnography in Leadership Studies: Past, Present, and Future. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(1), 93-98. 
  • Sparks, C., & Chang, H. (2021).  Doctoral Capstone Products: A Systems Thinking Model for Quality Assurance. Christian Higher Education, 20(1-2), 38-56.
  • Chang, H. (2021). Where the personal meets the sociocultural: Autoethnography for social science research, praxis, and pedagogy. In A. Porferl & N. Schröer (Eds.), Handbuch soziologische ethnographie [Handbook of sociological ethnography]. Springer-Verlag.
  • Chang, H. (2021). Individual and Collaborative Autoethnography for Social Science Research. In Holman, S., Adams, T., & Ellis, C. Handbook of autoethnography (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Grants and Honors

Selected Grants and Honors

  • McGraw Hill Higher Education Distinguished Scholar Award, AABSS (2017)
  • IJME Publishing Grants, Yonsei University (2016-2019)
  • NVivo 8 Teaching Grant, NVivo (2009-2010)
Professional Associations and Service
  • International Leadership Association
  • CCCU Doctoral Education Council
  • Advancing the Value of Ethnography in Industry
  • American Anthropological Association-Council on Anthropology and Education
  • American Educational Research Association