Professor Vanessa Chang

Professor Vanessa Chang is Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University.

Prior to taking up this role, Vanessa was Director of Learning Innovations at Curtin where she led innovation and project teams to develop Massive Open Online Courses, as well as leading transformational IT projects at Curtin.

Vanessa was Dean of Learning and Teaching, Curtin Business School (CBS) from 2011 to 2013 and Head of School of Information Systems at CBS from 2007 to 2011.

Vanessa is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and an experienced leader in higher education. Vanessa’s information systems research are focused in leadership, governance, and the use of data and systems in organisations. As an educator, she conducts research in learning pedagogies, in immersive and online learning. She has developed the Web-based Learning Environment instrument and this instrument is active in use and adopted by researchers and institutions around the world to assess the effectiveness of on-line learning environments. She has published in ranked journals and conference proceedings.