Joice Chang

Associate Professor

Joice Chang
(707) 826-3917
FH 132
Office Hours: 
TR 1-2pm or by appt. (via Zoom)
Ph.D., Indiana University
J.D., Ohio State University

I received a joint Ph.D. in public policy and political science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at Humboldt State University in 2013, I was a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as a research analyst with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. I hold a J.D from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.
Broadly, my research focuses on law, policy, and the environment. My dissertation was on the impacts of environmental voluntary programs on facility compliance and regulatory behaviors. Most recently, I worked on projects that examined energy and environmental issues in Indiana, as well as best practices for different criminal justice program areas. My current research centers on environmental voluntary agreements and legal implications of various environmental and energy policies. 

I have taught courses in law and policy, legal processes, statistics, and sustainability management. My teaching interests are primarily in the areas of law, policy, and research methods.

Areas of Interest: 

Law, policy, and research methods.

Courses Taught: 
PSCI 210 Introduction to United States Politics
PSCI 295 Political Research & Analysis
PSCI 313 Politics of Criminal Justice
PSCI 410 American Constitutional Law
PSCI 412 Legal Research