Ethan Chang

Graduate Student Researcher

Ethan is a Graduate Student Researcher for CCREC. He is also a PhD Candidate in Education with a Designated Emphasis in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research examines the intersection of social inequities and education policy and centers on three interwoven strands: the politics of digital technologies and youth; the role of market- and community-based advocacy organizations in shaping education; and socially just educational leadership. He uses critical policy analysis, institutional theory, and participatory action research to analyze and advocate for educational equity. 

Ethan taught special education at Waialua High and Intermediate School on the North Shore of O'ahu. 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.