Associate Professor of Adult and Community Education
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.
Bo Chang’s website: https://changbo111.wixsite.com/mysite
Ph.D. in Adult Education
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
M.A. in Adult Education
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.