Assistant Dean (International), Melbourne University
Dr.Shanton Chang is from the University of Melbourne. Associate Professor Shanton Chang became an international student at the age of 11 and continued to the rest of his education as one from primary school to PhD. He has been involved in international education in Australia since 1992, first as an undergraduate student, then a course, administrator and marketer and is currently an academic at the University of Melbourne. He was also the Assistant Dean (International) of the Faculty of Science and the Melbourne School of Engineering at Melbourne University. His field of research includes information seeking behaviour, online behaviours and intercultural competence. He completed his PhD in intercultural management at Monash University. He has in the past run courses in intercultural facilitation and teaching for more than 30 institutions internationally. In 2000, he received the IDP award for outstanding contribution to the Australian International education industry. In 2006, he received the Dean of Science’s Award of Excellence in Teaching. In 2008, he received the ISANA International Education Association Award for his contribution to the organisation. He has also received an Australian National Citation for Excellent Contribution to Teaching (2011) and was the Australian Computer Society’s ICT Educator of the Year 2017.