Chuan Chinn, Ph.D.

Hawaii Center on Disability Studies UCEDD Program
College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1410 Lower Campus Road, 171F
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: 808-956-5379
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 26, 2019


Primary Activity Coordinators: Data Coordinator
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Psychology: Developmental
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Hawaii Family Engagement Center
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Education: General
Human Development/Child Development
Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Effective school-family partnership in promoting academic achievement and positive student development. The population I'm interested in are communities with key characteristics -- low SES status, disabilities, Native Hawaiian, immigrants who speak English as second language, etc. Second research interest is cultural competency in program evaluation.
Education: Positive psychology and its applications in living a more meaningful life.
Service: Self-advocy for immigrant communities.



University of Hawaii at Manoa Social/Personality Psychology Ph.D. 2004

University of Hawaii at Manoa Developmental Psychology M.A. 1998

Beijing Normal University (Beijing, P.R.China) Psychology B.S. 1990

Dr. Chuan Chang is an Associate Specialist with the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii. As a program evaluator for a variety of community-based Creating Futures projects, her current work is on implementation and evaluation of supplemental literacy and math development programs for at-risk Hawaiian children and youth. Her research interests focus on positive youth development and intervention, and cultural competence issues in program evaluation. She has strong quantitative research skills and has done external and internal program evaluation for several federal and state funded projects using mixed methods, including NSF RDE STEM project and community-based literacy development projects.