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Mitchell Chang


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Phone: (310) 825-0504



Moore Hall 3127, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521


Chang’s research focuses on the educational efficacy of diversity-related initiatives on college campuses and how to apply those best practices toward advancing student learning and democratizing institutions. He has written over ninety publications, some of which were cited in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Grutter v. Bollinger, one of two cases involving the use of race sensitive admissions practices at the University of Michigan.


Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
Ed.M., Education, Harvard University, 1990
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987


Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow, elected 2016
  • ASHE-Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) Founder’s Service Award, 2014
  • Citation for Outstanding Leadership (AERA Council), 2014
  • Outstanding Reviewer (AERA publications), 2013 & 2014
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition (ARC) Fellow, appointed 2013
  • National Education Policy Center (NEPC) Fellow, elected 2004
  • The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) Outstanding Contribution to APIDA Research Award, 2008 (shared w/ J. Park, M. Lin, O. Poon, & D. Nakanishi)
  • Profiled as a Top 10 Emerging Scholar in United States under the age of 40 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education), 2006
  • Sudikoff Family Institute for Education and New Media Fellow, 2004-2005
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2002
  • Salzburg Seminar’s Universities Project Fellow, 2001

Mitchell Chang