In 1981, at age 35, Rodney Chang was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! in worldwide newspaper circulation in 22 languages.

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! feature appears in more than 300 newspapers around the world, with a combined circulation of over 8 million daily. - STN of Research & Exhibits Department

Honorary Professor, 1988

Who's Who in the World , 1993-2005 (2004 is the 21st edition)
Who's Who in America , 1997-2004 (59th Edition, 2005), 2005-2007
Who's Who in Finance and Industry, (34th Edition, 2004-2005)

Stratmore's Who's Who, 2002-2003

America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-2004

The Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, 2004 Edition

Man of the Year - 2005, American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, N.C.

Oregon dental license

Rodney Chang has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who in America as of the 51st Edition, 1997.  His life and major works are now historically documented. The Pygoya Webmuseum of Cyberart will be listed in the 52nd 1998 edition as his latest achievement.  This notable publication is located in the reference section of most American public libraries.  The artist also is included in the 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th, and 61st of 2007.


Aina Haina Elementary, East Honolulu, 1957
Niu Valley Intermediate School, East Honolulu, 1960
Kalani High School, Honolulu 1963

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Zoology, B.A., 1968
Triton College, River Forest, Illinois, Art, A.A., 1972, including transfer credit from
Rosary College for Women (only male admitted in directed studies, aesthetics, 1972)
Loyola University, School of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois, D.D.S., 1972
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Education, M.S. Ed.,1975
Northern Illinois University, Studio Art-Painting & Drawing, M.A.,1975
Central Michigan University, Community Leadership, M.A.,1976
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Psychology, B.A., 1977
University of Northern Colorado, Counseling Psychology, M.A., 1980, transcript
The Union Institute, Ohio, Art Psychology, Ph.D., 1980, published abstract
Columbia Pacific University, San Francisco, Computer Art, M.A., 1989 , transcript



La Salle Extension University, Chicago, Illinois, Diploma in Interior Design, 1974
Chicago Professional Bartending School, Chicago, Illinois, Diploma, 1971
Professional Photography, School of Modern Photography, Little Falls, New Jersey, 8/5/1974


Courses and Classes

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1979
Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA, 1967
Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1972
Yong San Continuing Education Center, UNF, Yong San, S. Korea, 1974-75
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, 1978
Shanghai University, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai, P.R. of China, 1988
Ft. Lewis Education Center, Washington, 1966
Nikon School of Photography, Nikon, Inc., Ehrenreich Photo-Optical Industries, Inc., 1977
Pearl Harbor Education Center, Honolulu, HI, 1976
Schofield Barracks Education Center, Honolulu, HI, 1975-76
Kaneohe Marine Base Education Center, Kaneohe, HI, 1979-80
Clinical Hypnosis Society Workshops, Circle campus of University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1970
Siu Lum Pai Kung Fu School, Chinatown, Honolulu, HI, 1962-63
Wes Anderson Accordion School, Honolulu, HI (10 years)
Carlos Sebastian Piano Studio, Honolulu, HI (2 years)
Adult Education Programs, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1970s
UGS Retreat, San Rafael, CA, 1978
Dental continued education courses - over 36 credit-hours every 2 years

Articles in the Hawaii Dental Association Journal

The Emergence of Dr. Rodney Chang or Pygoya, 1984
Beyond Cosmetic Dentistry, 2004

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