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Hui-Yiing Chang

Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Department: Division of Science, Mathematics and Engineering
USC Sumter
Phone: 803-938-3769
Office: Business Administration Building, Room 117
Resources: Merit Page


Hui-Yiing Chang earned her B.A. Music from Boston University, M.M. Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin, M.M. Music with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from Texas State University─ San Marcos, and M.S. and Ph.D. Physics from Vanderbilt University.  She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and is an Associate Member of Sigma Xi.  She also holds memberships in Sigma Pi Sigma, a physics honor society, and Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honor society.  She taught elementary school music, middle school orchestra and high school orchestra in the public schools in between her two M.M. degree programs.

She has published in Physical Review D, Sky and Telescope, and Universal Journal of Educational Research.  She has done research and participated in orchestral conducting workshops in a total of seven countries.  She has presented her research in physics and music, as well as their connections with each other and to education and theology in a total of eight countries.

The offices she has held include those of President and Vice–President of Graduate Christian Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, President and Vice–President of Society of Physics Students at Texas State University— San Marcos, and board member at South Texas Youth Symphony.  When she was President of Society of Physics Students, the chapter was one of five across the U.S. to win a Blake Lilly Prize for physics outreach.  In her current position, she has been awarded two Summer Scholarship Stipends for research.

Her passion for the truth, delight in discovery, and fondness of nurturing minds exhilarate her in her profession.  She joyfully lives in and serves with body, mind and spirit this glorious nation, of whom she is a respecter, an admirer and a lover.