Independent Consultant specializing in Faculty Diversity and Program Evaluation
Johns Hopkins University
Evaluation consultant for the Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Iowa State University
External evaluator for NSF-LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) grant, “IINSPIRE: Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education"
External Evaluator for NSF Advance-IT grant, "The Inclusive Connective Corridor (ICC): Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty"
Evaluation consultant for NSF Advance-IT grant, "ADVANCE Purdue"
Iowa State University
External evaluator for NSF-I3 (Innovation through Institutional Integration) grant, “Strengthening the Professoriate at Iowa State University (SP@ISU): A Campus Network to Enable Strong Science and Diverse Communities"
Montana State University
External evaluator for NSF-funded grant, “Supportive Communities: How Gender Impacts the Native American Experience of STEM Fields”
University of New Hampshire
External evaluator for the University of New Hampshire NSF Advance PAID grant, "Enhancing and Advancing the Scholarship of STEM Women Faculty at the University of New Hampshire"
Feb. 2008-Sept. 2009
Hired by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University to conduct their first Pre-Tenure Ladder Minority Faculty Study
National Science Foundation Panelist, Advance Grants (IT and PAID)
2012, 2011, 2008, 2003
Managing Director, Brown University Advance-IT Program
(5-year, $3.3 million dollar grant)
Assoc. Professor of Sociology and of Social Studies, Harvard University
(Assistant Professor 1998-2002)
Research and Teaching Interests:
Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University (1998)
M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University (1991)
B.A. in Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara (1990)
Chang, Mariko Lin and Dedrick Muhammad. August 14, 2012. "Valuing Families and Our Nation's Economic Future: The Joys and Economic Penalties of Parenting." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dedrick-muhammad/parenting-finances_b_1766152.html
Chang, Mariko Lin. June 5, 2012. “Pass Law to Expose Unfair Pay.” CNN.com: www.cnn.com/2012/06/05/opinion/chang-paycheck-fairness-act/index.html
Chang, Mariko Lin. May 11, 2012. "The Government Must Make a Serious Investment in Higher Education." Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mariko-chang/student-debt_b_1510670.html
Muhammad, Dedrick and Mariko Lin Chang. March 27, 2012. "Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency." Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dedrick-muhammad/women-wealth-inequality_b_1275201.html
Chang, Mariko Lin and Dedrick Muhammad. December 14, 2011. "Wealth, The Gift That Keeps on Giving." Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dedrick-muhammad/black-wealth-gap_b_1141985.html
Chang, Mariko Lin. November 23, 2011. "College Debt Threatens the Hopes and Dreams of Minority Students." The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/195305-college-debt-threatens-the-hopes-and-dreams-of-minority-students
Chang, Mariko Lin. April 12, 2011. "Five Myths About Why Women Earn Less Than Men." Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-why-women-earn-less-than-men/2011/04/11/AFXFn4iE_story.html
Chang, Mariko Lin. April 12, 2011. "On Equal Pay Day, Busting 4 Top Myths About the Wage Gap." Ms. Magazine: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/04/12/on-equal-pay-day-busting-4-top-myths-about-the-wage-gap/
Chang, Mariko Lin. December 16, 2010. "Go ahead. Raise the retirement age. Who can afford to retire anyway?" OUP Blog. http://blog.oup.com/2010/12/retirement-3/
Chang, Mariko Lin. November 22, 2010. "Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate" OUP Blog. http://blog.oup.com/2010/11/paycheck-fairness/
Chang, Mariko Lin. 2010. Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can be Done about It. NY: Oxford University Press.
Chang, Mariko and C. Nicole Mason. 2010. "At Rope's End: Single Women Mothers, Wealth and Assets in the U.S." Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner. www.wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/publications/files/AtRopesEnd
Chang, Mariko Lin. Summer 2010. "Fact Sheet: Women and Wealth in the United States." Sociologists for Women in Society Network News Volume 27, Issue 2.
Chang, Mariko Lin. March 2010. “Lifting As We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future.” Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
Chang, Mariko Lin. January 28, 2010. “Closing the wealth gap between men and women.” Reuters. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/28/closing-the-wealth-gap-between-men-and-women/
Chang, Mariko Lin. 2006. “Gender and Wealth.” Chapter 4 in Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States: Current Issues, edited by Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Ngina Chiteji. University of Michigan Press.
Chang, Mariko Lin. 2005. “With A Little Help From My Friends (and My Financial Planner): Racial Differences in the Search for Financial Information” Social Forces 83: 1469-1498.
Chang, Mariko Lin. 2004. “Growing Pains: Cross-National Variation in Sex Segregation in Sixteen Developing Countries.” American Sociological Review 69:114-167.
Charles, Maria, Mariko Lin Chang, and Joon Han. 2004. “Gender and Age in the Japanese Labor Market, 1950-1995.” Chapter 6 in Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men, edited by Maria Charles and David Grusky. CA: Stanford University Press.
Chang, Mariko Lin. 2000. “The Evolution of Sex Segregation Regimes.” American Journal of Sociology 105:1658-1701.
Szelenyi, Szonja and Mariko Lin Chang. 1998. “Where Have Al the Cadres Gone? The Fate of the Old Elite in Post-Communist Hungary.” Chapter 6 in Equality By Design: The Grand Experiment in Destratification in Socialist Hungary by Szonja Szelenyi. CA: Stanford University Press.
Shapiro, Thomas M. and Edward N. Wolff (eds.), Assets for the Poor: The Benefits of Spreading Asset Ownership, in Contemporary Sociology, Nov. 2002: 683-4.
November 2012. “Women and Poverty.” (Re)Discovering Harrington's Other America: A Symposium on Poverty Since the Great Society. The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
September 2012. “Measuring and Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap.” CFED Assets Learning Conference. Washington, D.C.
June 2012. “Understanding the Wealth Gap for Women of Color.” Keynote Speaker, National Science Foundation STEM Women of Color Conclave. Washington, D.C.
March 2012. “Closing the Women's Wealth Gap.” Keynote Speaker, Women's Day at the Capitol, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Hartford, CT.
November 2011. “Effective Strategies for External Program Evaluation” and "IT Reviews-Comments and Expectations." National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Meeting, Arlington, VA.
November 2011. “Making Economic Equality a Reality: Narrowing the Wealth Gap.” Massachusetts NOW State Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
October 2011. “Shortchanged: Understanding the Women's Wealth Gap.” Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Women and Public Policy Program, Cambridge, MA.
July 2011. “Economic Justice Workshop.” National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 102nd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
June 2011. “Shortchanged: The Women’s Wealth Gap.” Washington Asset Build Coalition: Building Assets, Strengthening Communities Conference, Yakima, WA.
June 2011. “Author Session: Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done about It.” American Association of University Women National Convention, Washington, D.C.
June, 2011. "Change Strategies that Pay" Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families: Second Biennial Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.
May, 2011. "At Rope's End: Single Mothers, Wealth, and Assets in the U.S." Stepping Stones Research Briefing, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
May, 2011. "The Women's Wealth Gap: What We Need to Know." 2011 Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals, University of Maryland, Annapolis, MD.
April, 2011. "What Policies Help Us Achieve Equitable Growth?" Center for American Progress: "Prosperity 2050" Conference on Economic Growth, Washington, D.C.
April, 2011. "Children and Parents: Wealth Accounts for Kids and Wealth Building for Better Parents." 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.
March, 2011. "Driving Toward the Horizon: Innovative Frameworks and Strategies for Building Economic Security." Wider Opportunities for Women National Partners Summit, Washington, D.C.
February 2011. Beyond the Stalled Revolution Series: Shortchanged. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, CA.
November 2010. “Research Spotlight-Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future.” Brokering Change: A Wall Street Multicultural Women’s Exchange, Goldman Sachs, New York.
October 2010. “Root Causes of the Racial Wealth Gap and Solutions to Promoting Economic Justice for All.” Illinois Asset Building Group Conference, Illinois.
October 2010. Keynote speaker, Xerox Corporation Black Women’s Leadership Council Sister to Sister Call.
October 2010. “Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the Future.” National Council for Research on Women Economic Summit, New York.
September 2010. “The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Wealth.” Corporation for Enterprise Development, Washington D.C.
September 2010. “Women and Wealth.” Women Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
July 2010. “Owning It: Empowering Women to Make Sound Financial Decisions.” National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, Texas.
May 2010. “The Intersection of Gender, Race, and Wealth.” 2010 Microenterprise Conference and Training Institute, Washington D.C.
March 2010. Keynote Speaker. “Economic Security For Women: Wealth Building for Women of Color as a Strategy for Long-Term Economic Recovery.” Insight Center for Community Economic Development Women of Color and Wealth Symposium, Washington D.C.
July 2009. “Women and Wealth: Strategies to Thrive in Tough Economic Times.” New America Foundation Public Policy Forum, California.
July 2009. “The Gender Wealth Gap: Why It’s Central to the Racial Wealth Gap.” Howard University, Washington D.C.
August, 2007. “Women and Wealth Accumulation.” Conference on The Future of Science at Montana State University, sponsored by an NSF ADVANCE Leadership Grant.
October, 2004. “The Gender Wealth Gap.” Symposium at the University of Maryland: Wealth Accumulation: How Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Matter.
August, 2004. “His and Hers: Explaining the Gender Wealth Gap.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, California.
June, 2003. “Gender Differences in Wealth Attainment.” Annual Meeting of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington D.C.
March, 2003. “Women, Men, and Wealth.” Women and Assets Summit, Washington D.C.
August, 2001. “With A Little Help from My Friends (and My Financial Planner).” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, California.
June, 2000. “Savings and Investment Decisions: Are They Black and White?” Summer Institute on Social Inequality and Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
April, 2000. “The Evolution of Occupational Sex Segregation Regimes Across 14 Industrialized Countries, 1960-1990.” Wiener Inequality and Social Policy Seminar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
August, 1997. “Continuity and Change in Japanese Occupational Sex Segregation, 1950-90.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Canada
April, 1995. “Maternity Leave and Women’s Family and Career Formation in Estonia.” Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, California.