Ellen N. Junn
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Dr. Ellen Junn presently is the associate provost at California State University, Fresno since 2008. Additionally, she is the interim senior academic technology officer and director of technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching (TILT), and the interim director of the Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CSALT). As the new director, she launched 12 new teaching, learning, and academic technology initiatives open to all faculty to improve student engagement and learning. Her support led to five new online degrees: M.A. in Reading; Ed.D. at Bakersfield; DNP with San Jose State University; GIS certificate and PSM in Water Resource Management; and an online MBA. As a member of the President’s Cabinet she is involved in all aspects of campus planning. She also serves as the university’s WASC Accreditation liaison officer and the executive director of Programs for Children involving three state-funded, Auxiliary-run campus children’s centers.
She is the chair of the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity charged to develop a comprehensive institutional diversity plan aligned with the University Strategic Plan for Excellence 2011-15. Dr. Junn is the PI for a $3.18 million, five-year Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant to close the Hispanic student graduation gap. In addition, she is the co-PI for a $789,000 planning grant from the National Cancer Institute and NIH for a collaborative partnership between Fresno State and the Sanford-Burnham Cancer Center to establish cancer-related research, training, career development, and outreach for minority and underserved students. In the area of internationalization, she worked with Fresno’s AASCU China 1-2-1 program to obtain WASC accreditation. In her previous position as associate dean at CSU Fullerton, she secured $60,000 for a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant to Thailand. Dr. Junn has over twenty years of faculty, senate and administrative experience in the CSU at San Bernardino, Fullerton and Fresno. Finally, she has extensive leadership experience with regional, state and national organizations and has worked with the California Legislature to initiate and pass state legislation.
Dr. Junn graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S. and High Honors in Psychology and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Princeton University. From Harvard University, she earned a certificate in Management Development. Her research interests and publications include college teaching effectiveness, faculty development, academic technology, educational equity, diversity, and early childhood education and advocacy. She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications and numerous presentations. While a faculty member at CSU, Fullerton, Dr. Junn received the Robert and Louise Lee Collaborative Teaching Award, the Jewel Plummer Cobb Diversity in Education Award, the Distinguished Educational Equity Faculty Mentor Award, and was invited by President George W. Bush to the White House Summit on Early Cognitive Development in July 2001.