Dr. Shu-Hui (Susan) Chang is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Distance Education for the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University. She is a Blackboard Senior Certified Trainer as well.
Dr. Chang has taught in the higher education for more than sixteen years. One of the large online courses she designed and taught since 2003 is “Computer Literacy and Applications” which serves several hundred students every semester with 94% high student satisfaction rate. The course earned approximately $2,300,000 in student tuition and more than 4,000 credit hours each semester at its peak for the department and college. She used this course as one of her research bases. Her research paper has been published in a top-tied journal: “Journal of Research on Technology in Education”.
Dr. Chang spearheads the development of distance education curriculum for the department of Computer Science and has designed and developed online courses for the ISU Computing Applications Online Certificate Program. She also serves as an evaluator in the Engineering - Liberal Arts and Sciences (ELO) Online Center at ISU. She serves as a referee of the ‘Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program Awards’, ‘International Association of Journals and Conferences’, ‘International Journal of Modern Engineering’, ‘IEEE Transaction on Education and Global Online Conference on Information Technology, IEEE Computing Society’. Dr. Chang’s research interests include Distance learning, Computer Technologies in Education, E-Commerce, International Distributed Software Development, Curriculum and Instructional Design, Evaluation and Assessment in both Traditional and Distance Education Classroom Settings.
Dr. Chang received two international awards: 1) ‘Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program Award, 2008’; 2) ‘Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Best Practice Award, 2007’. Dr. Chang received two Iowa State University awards: 1) ‘The Master Teacher Award: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2009’; 2) ‘College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching Award, Iowa State University, 2008’.