Author Profile

Helen Chen | Director of ePortfolio Initiatives, Stanford University

Current Position and Past Experience
Helen L Chen is Director of ePortfolio Initiatives in the Office of the Registrar at Stanford University, a position she has held since 2010.

Chen is a co-founder and co-facilitator of the Electronic Portfolio of Action and Communication (EPAC), a community of practice focused on pedagogical and technological issues related to ePortfolios.

Alongside her role as Director of ePortfolio Initiatives, Chen is a Senior Researcher in the Designing Education Lab in the Center for Design Research within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She serves as a board member for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning and collaborates with the Association of American Colleges and Universities on a variety of general education and assessment-related initiatives.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Helen Chen holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a minor in psychology from Stanford University and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chen is a co-Executive Editor for the International Journal of ePortfolios and co-author of Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors.

Chen’s research areas include engineering and entrepreneurship education; the pedagogy of portfolios and reflective practice in higher education; and redesigning how learning is represented in traditional transcripts and academic credentials.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Helen is involved with coaching and mentoring a local Girl Scouts/FIRST robotics team and fosters rescue dogs with her family.

Connect
You can connect with Helen Chen on LinkedIn on Twitter @helenlchen.