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Margaret Chang

Associate Dean of the College, Director of the Curricular Resource Center

As one of the academic advising deans, Peggy supports the full range of undergraduate advising services offered by the Dean of the College (DOC). Peggy also serves as the Director of the Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising (CRC), developing and supporting various peer advising programs and otherwise fostering undergraduate engagement in Brown’s open curriculum, so that the Center’s efforts operate in tandem with the DOC’s ongoing programs and current strategic initiatives. Peggy provides particular advising support for students exploring and developing College Curriculum Council (CCC)-approved Independent Concentrations (ICs), Independent Studies (IS), Group Independent Study Projects (GISPs), and Academic Internships; she also chairs the IC and IS CCC committees. Peggy's team of CRC peer advisors support undergraduates in their efforts to take full advantage of Brown's open curriculum, providing support via the the Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS); Fellowships, Internships, and Research Experiences peer advising; the Theories in Action exchange for seniors, and support for the University's nearly sixty Departmental Undergraduate Groups (DUGs). She has facilitated discussions and workshops about academic success, activism and leadership, and public interest​/nonprofit careers. She co-author​ed​ Providence's Benefit Street (Arcadia Publishers, June 2013) and ​was ​a recipient of the Association of American Colleges & Universities​​ Bridging Theory to Practice seminar grant. 

Prior to this, for twelve years Peggy was the Executive Director of the Venture Consortium, a group of colleges committed to offering programs for students and resources for consortium faculty and staff about experiential learning for social responsibility. She started her career in higher education as Coordinator of Brown's then named Resource Center from 1994-1996. She graduated from Brown with an A.B. in American civilization in 1993 and completed her masters degree in Public Humanities (at Brown) in 2013. 

Originally from Long Island, New York, she lives in Warwick, RI with her husband and two sons.

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Contact Information:

margaret_chang@brown.edu
(401) 863-2324