Position: Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Chief Assessment Officer
Location: Halpin-Harrison Hall, 242
Phone: (540) 665-1285
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fields of concentration: economic growth, international economics, and environmental economics. Minor: Mathematics
Fields of Expertise:
Ecological economics, International macroeconomics, and Dynamic optimization.
Dr. Chen is an economist, who has taught for more than 25 years. Prior to her engagement in international education, she served as the MBA program director. During her tenure, she successfully updated the curriculum, introduced simulcast video teleconferencing technology to the program, opened a branch campus for the MBA program in Northern Virginia, launched online courses, and raised the enrollment to its peak level. Chen has extensive international experience. She grew up in Asia and has owned private consulting businesses. Her research portfolio includes studies of East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern and Southern Europe. She has served as a university faculty member both in Asia and the U.S., and received accolades for teaching and service excellence from multiple universities, including The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Distinguished Member Award from DePaul University and the Wilkins Award from Shenandoah University. Chen regularly participates in international conferences and is frequently published in scholarly journals. She has been a distinguished member of the Who’s Who of American Women since 2005.
General responsibilities: Lead and expand the BSB’s international engagement and provide leadership for global initiatives for Shenandoah University.
Research: Who’s Who of American Women;
Teaching and Service: Distinguished life-time membership from The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.