Bo Chang
Bo Chang
Associate Professor of Adult and Community Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 831

About Bo Chang

Dr. Bo Chang has a master’s in adult education from East China Normal University focusing on training and human resource development. She obtained her Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia, focusing on adult learning from the sociological approach. 

Her research interests include:
• Knowledge-related topics, such as knowledge construction, knowledge and power
• Different tools such as social networks, culture, discourse, and multimedia in learning
• The social aspect of adult learning in a variety of contexts, such as social structure and learning, social relationships in learning, the collaborative nature of learning, learning community, and community-based adult education

She is also interested in postmodernism and case study. Her dissertation is a case study of knowledge construction in a learning community.  

Bo Chang has taught adult learners and facilitated training programs for adults in a variety of contexts. She has investigated study circles in Sweden, Highlander Education in America, and learning communities in China and published many articles in the areas of adult learning, training and adult education. 

Bo Chang is the Ball State 2011-2012 Emerging Media New Faculty Fellow. She received the 2011 Early Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association(AERA) Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group. In 2018, Bo Chang received Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). This award recognizes persons whose research contributes significantly to the advancement of adult and continuing education.

In 2021, Bo received 2021 Mid-Career Award from the Commission for Professors of Adult Education (CPAE). This award honors individuals who are in the middle stages of their academic career, and who have made significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field.

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Ph.D. in Adult Education

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

M.A. in Adult Education

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Doctoral Dissertatio 799 BC1 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE