Bio & CV


A. Degrees


Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX 2003

Ed. D. in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction

Emphasis: Educational Technology

Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX 1995

M.A. in Educational Administration

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 1993

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Teaching Credentials

Technology, 2000

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Texas Provisional Elementary (Grades 1-8) and (Valid for Life) 1994

General Certificate

Language Arts, (Valid for Life) 1994

Accredited by the Texas State Board for grades 1-8

Reading, (Valid for Life) 1994

Accredited by the Texas State Board for grades 1-8

B. Relevant Experience

University Experiences

    • 2015-Present: Full Professor of Secondary Education California State University, Northridge
    • 2013-2015: Associate Professor of Secondary Education California State University, Northridge
    • 2008-2013: Associate Professor of Elementary Education California State University, Northridge
    • 2002-2008: Assistant Professor of Elementary Education California State University, Northridge

Teaching Experiences

Professor: 2002-present

California State University, Northridge

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

High School Teacher: 1999-2001

Richardson West Technology Magnet, TX

Taught Web Mastering

Middle School Teacher: 1999-2001

Richardson West Technology Magnet, TX

7th grade Reading and 8th grade Language Arts

Elementary School Teacher: 1995-1999

O. Henry Elementary: Richardson, TX.

Self-contained for two years and departmentalized teaching math and science for two years


A. Courses Taught:

Secondary Education Classes

SED 514- Computers in Instruction: Introduction to the instructional uses of the internet, text processing, graphics, desktop publishing, educational software, electronic reference tools, teacher support tools, spreadsheets and other software applications and related media.

SED 554- Supervised Field Experience for the Single Subject Credential: The candidate is assigned to a middle school or high school site for one class period plus conference time daily for a school’s semester or track to complete specific activities under the direction and guidance of a qualified on-site collaborating teacher.

SED 600 (M&M)- Research in Secondary Education: This course introduces key research in secondary education and provides opportunities to analyze educational research critically. Also addressed are types of research; the teacher as researcher; planning a research study; and collecting, analyzing and presenting data.

SED 610- Problems in Secondary School Curriculum: An examination of issues and changes in education and curriculum, with a focus on how these issues impact secondary teachers and diverse classrooms and schools. The course also addresses teacher professionalism and leadership.

SED 671- Seminar in Secondary Education: Development of instructional materials using high-level authoring systems as a programming environment. Investigation on research findings in human perception, communication, learning theory and software development.

SED 690 (Curriculum and Instruction)- Seminar in Secondary Education: The Multiple Roles of the Secondary English Teacher. Critically examining their subject knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and pedagogical skills to improve their diverse students’ learning.

SED 690 (Multicultural and Multilingual)- Seminar in Secondary Education: Identification of persistent issues in secondary education and survey of the literature relating to these. Emphasis is given to study of education problems and to acquaintance with reliable sources of educational research.

Elementary Education Classes

EED 513- Computers in Elementary School Curriculum: This is an introductory course in the use of computers in the elementary school curriculum. The students will learn how to operate the computer and become familiar with computer terminology.

EED 515- Basic Technology Methods: This is an introductory course to enhance the effectiveness of teaching by beginning to learn how to use computer-based technology to plan and deliver instruction and to manage information related to teaching.

EED 602- Applying Technology to Curricular Goals: This is an advanced level course in the use of computers in the elementary school curriculum. Primary emphasis will be on applications in the various curricular areas in the self-contained classroom with one, two or more computers.

EED 616- Computers in the Language Arts: This course is part of the Masters of Arts in Education and the course integrates Theory and practice in the development of reading and writing through the use of microcomputers, software, and related technology.

University Supervisor of Student Teachers. Placed and observed student teachers in elementary schools and conference with students on a regular basis.


A. Publication

Herr, N., Chang, T., & Rivas, M. (2015). Employing the Scan and Post Technique for Continuous Formative Assessment of Student Problem-Solving Skills in Science Classes. (proceedings were published by a peered reviewed process, SED equivalent to publication).

Herr, N., Rivas, M., Chang, T., Tippens, M., Vandergon, V., d’Alessio, M., & Nguyen-Graff, D. (2015) Continuous formative assessment (CFA) during blended and online instruction using cloud-based collaborative document. In Koc, S; Wachira, P.; Liu, X. Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments. (chapter accepted for publication)

Chang, T., Holle, S., & Gordon, L., (2014). Do Males Truly Struggle More than Females During Student Teaching? International Journal of Education and Social Science, Vol., 1 No. 4, 2014. (published by a peered reviewed journal)

Gordon, L.M., Chang, T., Collier, S., & Holle, S. (2013). The teacher oral language observation matrix. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(1), 71-78. (published by a peered reviewed journal)

Foley, B. & Chang, T. (2008). Wiki as a Professional Development Tool. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. (proceedings were published by a peered reviewed process).

Restori, A., Gresham, F., Chang, T., Lee, H., and Laija-Rodriguez, W. (2007) Functional Assessment-Based Interventions for Children At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. The California School Psychologist. 12, 9-30. (published by a peered reviewed journal)

Chang, T. (2007) Factors Affecting Asian-American Students Choosing a Major. Asian American Education Acculturation, Literacy Development, and Learning. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. Park, C. C., Endo, R., Lee, S. J. and Rong, X. L. (Eds.) (published by a peered reviewed journal)

Chang, T. (2007) The Culture of Asian-American Young People: A Survey of Influences. International Journal of Arts and Sciences.

Chang, T. (2005). Internet. In Encyclopedia of Human Development (Vol 2, pp.728-731) London.

Dissertation: Filed December 2002, Texas A&M, Commerce, Factors That Affect Asian-American Students in Selecting a Major.

B. Grants

    • College of Education Partnership Grant (awarded 2013)
    • Senior personnel of a proposed $8 million grant: Cyber learning tools, training and support for 21st Century science teachers. (Not Awarded)
    • Inspiration: Received free software from Inspiration for all of the computers in the College of education (2004-2007) valued close to $40,000
    • College of Education Research Competition: 2005-2006 (Awarded)
    • Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Project (Not Awarded)
    • Funded for Probationary Faculty Development Program Grant titled Teaching Teachers to Use Technology at CSUN. Acceptance rate for 2004-2005, 64 applicants and 19 awards.

C. Pioneering Work in Profession

    • Math and Science Teacher Initiative (lead on creating a Science teacher recruitment and information video)
    • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) member (2012-present)
    • Technology Initiative Co-director with Dr. Ken Berry. A national research project with Drs. James Pellegrino and Susan Goldman titled “Teaching Teachers to Use Technology, What Works and Why?”
    • Reviewing Autism Web sites for the IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

D. Presentations and Professional Developments

    • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference January 7-10, 2015
    • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint workshop November 15, 2014
    • International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) October 13-14, 2014
    • Web page creation workshop October 11, 2014
    • Flubaroo and Movie Maker workshop October 11, 2014
    • Advanced PowerPoint workshop January 18, 2014
    • California Science Education Conference (CSTA) October 25-27, 2013
    • Excel and Flubaroo workshop August 10, 2013
    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) June 23-26, 2013
    • Web Creation workshop January 19, 2013
    • Video-editing workshop April 28, 2012
    • Video-editing workshop March 30, 2012
    • Web page creation workshop January 19, 2012
    • Computer Supported Collaborative Science conference December 8, 2011
    • Excel workshop September 29, 2011
    • Video editing workshop April 28, 2011
    • Excel workshop February 11, 2011
    • Web page creation January 21, 2011
    • Liberal Studies Conference October 17, 2009
    • American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 7-11, 2006. Presentation title, Wiki as a Professional Development Tool.
    • TechEd International Conference and Exposition, April 4-6, 2005. Presentation title, Creating and Utilizing Web Pages.