Fernando Chang-Muy is the Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he teaches Refugee Law. He also teaches Non profit Management at Penn’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice and in the Executive Development Program.
In addition to teaching, he combines his experience in academia and operations, as principal and founder of Solutions International, providing independent management consulting, facilitation and training to philanthropic institutions, non profit organizations and government entities. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, board governance, staff internal communications and performance, and resource development.
He has served as Legal Officer with both the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Program. Before joining the UN, he was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia serving as Director of the Southeast Asian Refugee Project, providing free legal aid to low-income people in Philadelphia. He is also past founding director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, a project of Lutheran Children and Family Services, established to serve newcomers fleeing human rights violations.
He serves on the Boards of local public interest organizations, government, and foundations, including the Board of the Merchants Fund, the Wachovia Regional Foundation, and The Philadelphia Awards.In the summer of 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter appointed him as a Commissioner to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He is former Board member of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Coalition. He is author of numerous articles on diverse topics dealing with immigration, public health and management, and is co-editor of the text Social Work and Immigration (NY: Springer Publication) published in October 2008.