Ethan Ohtani Chang

TitleDoctoral Student
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentEducation Department,
Sociology Department,
Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
Phone831-459-4363
Email
OfficeEDUC 0285
Campus Mail StopEducation Department
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Ethan Ohtani Chang

Research Interests

Education policy, critical approaches to policy analysis, school finance, philanthropy, qualitative methodologies, cultural studies, critical discourse analysis, participatory action research, and ethnography.

Biography, Education and Training

Ethan is a Graduate Student Researcher for CCREC and a doctoral student in the Education Department's Social and Cultural Contexts of Education program with a designated emphasis in Sociology. His research interests include: education policy, critical approaches to policy analysis, school finance, philanthropy, qualitative methodologies, cultural studies, critical discourse analysis, participatory action research, and ethnography. He seeks to understand the daily, lived cultural practices of education reformers--in particular, the practices within the emergent field of diverse service providers funded by major philanthropic foundations--and the ways in which such practices shape and are shaped by the teaching and learning practices within schools. Ethan taught special education at Waialua High and Intermediate School. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Redlands and a graduate certificate in special education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


 


Doctoral Student - UC Santa Cruz
Graduate Student Researcher - UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
Waialua High and Intermediate School - Special Educator and Dept. Chair
Post-Baccalaureate University of Hawaii Manoa, Special Education Certification
B.A. University of Redlands, Government and Philosophy

Honors, Awards and Grants

2015 Blue and Gold Travel Grant


2014 Blue and Gold Seed Grant


2013 Chancellor's Fellowship


2010 Phi Beta Kappa Xi Chapter Graduate Scholarship


2010 Frederick John Wiley Memorial Award in International Relations