Staff Directory

Esther S. Chang, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 949-480-4240

Fax: 949-480-4126

Email: echang@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Oberlin College

Research Interests

  • Globalization and the transition to adulthood
  • Culture, parenting and education
  • Shared agency in social relationships

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to Psychology (Psyc 100)
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Psyc 350)
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (Psyc 360)
  • Psychology of Education (Psyc 370)
  • Parenting Research and Applications (Psyc 450)
  • Core 200
  • Learning Cluster

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2007.
  • School of Social Ecology Dean's Dissertation Writing Fellowship, UCI, 2007.
  • School of Social Ecology Dean's Dissertation Data Gathering Award, UCI, 2006.
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship, Honorable, 2005
  • Outstanding Social Ecology School Mentor Award, UCI,2004-2006.
  • Martha Newkirk Fellowship Endowment, UCI 2001

Class Projects

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