Dr. I. Joyce Chang is a professor of Child and Family Development Program in the School of Human Services. Dr. Chang received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences and Master degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Women Studies, & Statistics) from Oregon State University. Before beginning her career at University of Central Missouri, she taught at universities in Oregon and Washington. Her primary research interests are high-risk behaviors, child maltreatment, relationship development, and impacts of technology on families. Dr. Chang is a legacy member of the National Council on Family Relations and has received awards for teaching, research, service from UCM and professional organizations. She is the advisor for CHAMP (Children Healthcare and Medical Play), a UCM-recognized student organization. Dr. Chang has taught/lectured in Sweden, Taiwan, and the Netherlands.
Recent Publications (selected)
Chang, I. J., Huff, S., & Knox, D. (in press). Humanoid robots: Acceptance for personal and family use. College Student Journal.
Knox, D., Huff, S., & Chang, I. J. (2017). Sex dolls-creepy or healthy? Attitudes of undergraduates. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 3, 32-37.
Bragg, B., Chang, I.J. and Knox,D. (2017). Romantic love and desire for children. In Hughes, K. (Ed.) Romantic Relationships: Perceptions, Social Influences and Gender Differences (pp 1-16). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishing.
Fulle, A., Chang, I. J., & Knox, D. (2016). Female sexual hedonism: Navigating stigma. College Student Journal, 50, 29-34.
Halligan, C., Chang, I. J., Knox, D. (2014). Positive effects of parental divorce on undergraduates. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 55, 557-567.
Recent Conference Presentations (selected)
King, K., & Chang, I. J. (2018, November). Sitcom viewing and rape myth acceptance among college students. Poster session presented at the annual conference of National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.
Bragg, B., Chang, I. J, & Knox D. (2018, November). Some traditions die as slow as molasses: are sons still preferred? Poster presented at the annual conference of National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.
Chang, I. J., & Ward, R., (2017, November). Disney Princess Going to College: Using Disney Princess Films as Catalyst for Discussion. Paper presented at the annual conference of National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.
Ward, R. & Chang, I. J. (2016, November). The Teachable Moment: Sexual Assault/Intimate Partner Violence Disclosure in College Classrooms. Poster presented at the annual conference of National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MI.
Chang, I. J., Orcutt, V., & Hogue, L. (2016, April). Current Issues in international education. Paper presented at the annual conference of University Professionals and Continuing Education Association. San Diego, CA.