Provost’s Colloquium Series Presents a Talk on Changing Attitudes Towards Individuals with Disabilities

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on April 19, 2018, No Comments

As part of East Stroudsburg University’s spring 2018 Provost’s Colloquium Series, Jyh-Hann Chang, Ph.D., professor of psychology, will present “Changing Attitudes Towards Individuals with Disabilities” in Beers Lecture Hall on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Chang is a clinical psychologist and is board-certified in rehabilitation psychology and sports psychology. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Gainesville, Fla. Veterans Administration in gerontology. He earned his doctorate at the University of Connecticut in clinical psychology. Along with teaching, he also sees clients at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. In his sports psychology practice, Dr. Chang has consulted with athletes who have entered professional leagues, Division I college athletes, and worked with the Para-Olympic team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He was the chair of the advisory board for People with Disabilities for Northeast Pennsylvania and chair of the diversity committee for Division II Society of Teaching of Psychology. He created The Compassion of Others’ Lives Scale, which was replicated internationally and has been translated to Spanish and Turkish. At age 19, Dr. Chang suffered a surfing accident that rendered him a tetraplegic. He is a recipient of multiple National Science Foundation grants, Christopher Reeve grants, and an American Psychological Association’s CEMRRAT (Center for Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention Task Force) grant. He combines his expertise as a clinical psychologist and his own personal experience to enhance his academic and professional careers. His students have identified him multiple times as one of ESU’s most inspirational teachers.

For more information about the Provost’s Colloquium Series, contact Christina McDonald, director, office of sponsored projects and research, at (570) 422-7954 or