Dr. Mariko Chang has a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University from 1998 to 2007 where she published work on occupational sex segregation across countries, the use of social networks for gathering financial information, and began her work on the women’s wealth gap. She is a Featured Expert at the National Council for Research on Women, a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Experts of Color Clearinghouse, and an Affiliate Scholar at the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner. To help raise awareness of the wealth gap, she maintains a website that provides data and other information on wealth, assets, and debt for public policy makers, the media, researchers, and organizations that address economic security.
In addition to her work on the wealth gap, Dr. Chang works as an independent consultant to help universities diversify their faculty. In this capacity, she conducts original research and program evaluation, including universities with a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant to increase the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty in the sciences and engineering. Further information about Dr. Chang and her work can be found at: www.mariko-chang.com.