Dr. Xiaojun (June) Chen is the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Associate Professor of Educational Technology in School of Education at St. John's University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University, and a Master of Education in Communication, Education and Technology from the University of Manchester in UK. Dr. Chen conducts research and publishes articles in the following areas: emerging technologies in learning and globalization; technology integration and teacher education; and best practices in STEM education from an interdisciplinary technology perspective. She serves as an editorial member and reviewer for several international research journals, and she is very actively involved in international education organizations. Currently, she is working and leading a variety of funded research projects. These projects include: investigating virtual worlds for K-12 teaching and learning, cultivating reflective teaching practices through mobile technology integration, and big data ethics awareness in STEM education.
Selected Awards: Global Online Learning Experience Faculty (2019-2020); Best Paper for Faculty AECT/SICET (2018); Best Presentation AECT/SICET (2016); Sinatra Endowment Award (2015); St. John’s University Summer Research Award (2015-2016); St. John's University Technology Fellow (2013-2015); National Science Foundation Early Career Symposium Junior Faculty Panelist at Association of Educational Communications and Technology (2014); Purdue University Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award (2012); AECT Intern (2011).
technology integration, emerging technology, and instructional design, project-based learning, cross-disciplinary team learning, international development of learning technologies