Bill Chang CV


Bill Chang


Indiana University, Biology, MA, 1975

Indiana University, Biology, Ph.D. 1978


Special Advisor, Office of VP for Research & Innovation, University of Hawaii System, Honolulu, Hawaii

Work experience

Dr. William Y. Chang serves as the Special Advisor, Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Hawaii System. He was the Head of the East Asia and the Pacific Regional Programs, National Science Foundation until April, 2016. He served as the first Director of the National Science Foundation's Beijing Office and S&T Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing beginning in May, 2005. After completing his service in China, he returned to the Office of the Director in November, 2008. In 2011, he served as Acting Executive Officer/Acting Deputy Director of the Office International Science and Engineering, NSF.


Prior to heading NSF's Beijing Office, Dr. Chang was the Program Director responsible for the Foundation's cooperative programs with China, Taiwan, Mongolia and Southeast Asia, in the Office of International Science and Engineering.


Before coming to NSF, Dr. Chang was a faculty member in aquatic ecology at the University of Michigan between 1979 and 1988. From 1990-1993, in addition to his NSF position, he also served as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the U.S. EPA's Environmental Research Laboratory at Corvallis, Oregon, leading an international research effort on the impact of monsoons on large lake ecosystems.


He has served as science advisor to many research institutes and national committees, and as Senior Technical Adviser to the United Nations Development Program. Dr. Chang is the author of more than ninety publications in the areas of ecology, environmental science, and water resources. He has edited three books and served on the advisory and editorial boards of five learned societies.



Fields and Interests

Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Cyber-infrastructure and its use in education, Advanced Internet Networks.   

Selected Publications (in recent five years)



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