College of Arts and Sciences

Woong Jo Chang, PhD

  • Woong Jo Chang, PhD
    PhD, Cultural Policy and Arts Administration
    Assistant Professor, MFA in Arts Leadership
    Phone: 206-220-8245
    Building/Room: JEFF 401



    Dr. Chang holds a BA in Chinese Literature and an MA in Performing Arts from Seoul National University. He received his PhD in Art Education (specialization in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration) from The Ohio State University.

    He is a scholar in arts management and cultural policy as well as an artist and former arts manager. He has published papers in various journals and chapters in books, including the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society and Pioneering Minds Worldwide. Since 2007, he has presented several papers at conferences and forums and has given guest lectures in classes. He continues to conduct research on small arts organizations, arts entrepreneurship, and the uses of IT in the arts. Dr. Chang co-hosted the 39th International Conference of Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts, the oldest and most influential academic conference in the field of arts management and cultural policy, which took place at Seattle University in 2013. He has also been serving as an editorial board member of the Journal of Arts and Cultural Management since 2013.

    He received the “Barnett Dissertation Fellowship Award” (2011) from The Ohio State University and the “Judith Huggins Balfe Award for Emerging Young Scholars in the field of Cultural Policy” (2010) from the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. He taught in the Department of Art Education at The Ohio State University, teaching Computers in the Visual Arts and Art and Music Since 1945. Since 2012, he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the Arts Leadership graduate program at Seattle University, including Fundamentals of Nonprofit Arts Sector and Business of Art, and has advised many graduate students on their summary project, Seattle University Arts Leadership MFA’s final thesis project. His professional work experience since 1998 includes working as a Development Manager at Michuhol Art Center and Producer at Yesall Mediart Inc. Dr. Chang has also served in various arts organizations in different roles, including as research fellow in a local theatre in Columbus, Ohio and as conductor in church choirs in Columbus, Ohio and Seattle, Washington.