Portrait of Jerry Cha-Jan Chang

Remembering Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, Ph.D.




Jerry Cha-Jan Chang is a professor in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology in UNLV's Lee Business School. He has spent more than 20 years of his academic career teaching a generation of UNLV Lee Business School students.

After earning a bachelor's degree in oceanography at the National Taiwan Ocean University in 1981, he switched gears to computer science, earning a master's degree from Central Michigan University in 1986. He went on to earn an MBA at Texas A&M University as well as both a master's degree and Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jerry joined UNLV as professor of management information systems in 2001. At UNLV, Jerry teaches a variety of both undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including database design and implementation, data communications, and database management.

His particular expertise lies in information systems (IS), including the performance, culture, and management of IS. Jerry's research interests have included the use and impact of information technology, human-computer interaction, organizational learning, and software piracy.