Heejun Chang

Professor, GeographyPortland State University


 Heejun Chang is Professor of Geography at Portland State University (PSU). He holds a BA and an MA from the Seoul National University and obtained a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching focus on water sustainability in a changing climate, land cover, and management. Dr. Chang has been leading transdisciplinary water research from a coupled natural and human system lens. He has collaborated with local watershed councils, municipalities, and a regional government in the Portland metropolitan area, in studying future climate change impacts on water quantity and quality and flood hazards using spatial statistics, social surveys, and process-based modeling. Dr. Chang is a faculty fellow of Institute for Sustainable Solutions at PSU. He has published 18 edited book chapters and over 113 peer-reviewed journal articles, and his work has been cited more than 5,000 times by google scholar with an H index of 41.

Award Information

Abe Fellowship 2018

Professor, GeographyPortland State University

Coupled dynamics of human and flood risks in six cities across the Pacific