Jane Y Chang


Position: Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-8683
Email: changj@bgsu.edu
Address: 365 Business Administration

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Chang’s primary research area is in design of experiments. One of two research projects she is working on is entitled - “Remote Coaching for People with Cognitive Disabilities.”  Dr. Chang is collaborating with a professor in education, a professor in computer science, and a local industrial group in order to assist users with autism and traumatic brain injuries to utilize mobile technologies in support of their functional independence. Her research interest in this project is to design the experiments for finding an effective approach to support users with autism.

The other collaborative study is entitled -“Comparison of the heat transfer performance among various cavities.”  She is working with an engineering professor from the University of Texas to investigate the heat transfer performance of three related cavities:   a square, a vertical rectangle with aspect ratio 2, and an isosceles right triangle. Statistical methods are needed to compare the heat transfer performance between the three interconnected cavities.

Dr. Chang considers herself “a super energetic teacher” who believes her energy “rubs off on my students and stimulates their learning.” A book she suggests all business students read is “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson.  The statistics professor explains, “This book is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. Change happens. Instead of resisting change, the book reminds us to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to change quickly. The quicker you change, the sooner you can enjoy the change. Be ready to quickly change again and again.”


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), 1989.
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Chung-Yan University (Taiwan R.O.C.), 1983.


  • Associate Professor, Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Bowling Green State University, (Bowling Green, Ohio), April 2007-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Bowling Green State University, (Bowling Green, Ohio), August 2001-April 2007.
  • Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Mathematics, Idaho State University (Pocatello, Idaho), 1997-2001
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Idaho State University (Pocatello, Idaho), 1992-1997.



Antonio Campo, Jane Y. Chang, and El Hasson Ridouane (2011). Heat Transfer Comparison Between a Vertical Rectangular Cavity And An Isosceles Right – Angled Triangular Cavity of Equal Cross-Selection Area. Thermal Sciences, Year 2011, Vol.15, Suppl.2, pp.357-365.

Sakthivel S. and Y. J. Chang (2010). A Preliminary Study Exploring the Performance of Systems Development in Face-to-face Setting in Relation to Television Video Conferencing. Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume XXI, Number 4, 2010.

Hsu J., Y. Rao, Y. Lee, Y. J. Chang, K. Bergsteinsdottir, M. Magnússon, E. Steingrímsson, Tao Wang (2009). Design and Analysis of Microarray Experiments for Pharmacogenomics. Chapter 7, Multiple Testing Problems in Pharmaceutical Statistics, Alex Dmitrienko, Ajit C. Tamhane, Frank Bretz editors, Taylor & Francis publisher.

Ridouane, H., A. Campo, Y. J. Chang (2007). Role of the Inclination of an Inverted-V Upper Plate on the Heat and Flow Behavior of Trapped Gases in a Modified Rayleigh-Benard Cavity. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 56, Issue 4, 453-465.

Hsu J., Y. J. Chang, Tao Wang, Eiríkur Steingrímsson, Magnús Magnússon, Kristin Bergsteinsdottir (2006).  Statistically Designing Microarrays and Microarray Experiments to Enhance Sensitivity, and Specificity.  Briefings in Bioinformatics 8(1):22-31.

K. Parker, J. Chao, T. Ottaway and Y. J Chang (2006).  A Formal Programming Language Selection Process for Introductory Courses. Journal of Information Technology Education, Vol.5, 133-151.

Hsu, Jason C., Jane Y. Chang, and Tao Wang (2006). Simultaneous confidence intervals for differential gene expressions.  Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Vol. 136, 2182-2196.

Chang, Y. J. and J. Hsu (2005).  Designing Microarrays for the Analysis of Gene Expressions.  DNA Microarrays and Related Genomics Techniques: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Experiments, David Allison, Grier Page, Mark Beasley, and Jode Edwards editors, Chapter 7, Chapman & Hall, pp. 111-130.

Hsu, J., Y. J. Chang and T. Wang (2005).  Screening for Differential Gene Expressions from Microarray Data.  Screening: Methods for Experimentation in Industry, Drug Discovery and Genetics, Angela Dean and Sue Lewis editors, Chapter 6, Springer-Verlag, pp. 139-155.

Ridouane, H., A. Campo, Y. J. Chang (2005).  Natural Convection Patterns in Right-angled Triangular Cavities with Heated Vertical Slides and Cooled Hypotenuses.  Journal of Heat Transfer.  Vol. 127, 1181-1186.