Emily Chan

Director of Research Engagement

Phone: 408-924-2431
Email: emily.chan@sjsu.edu


Emily K. Chan (she/her/hers) is the Director of Research Engagement at San José State University (SJSU). Previously, she was the Associate Dean, Research & Scholarship for SJSU Library, where she served in that capacity for five years. In that role, she provided leadership in the development, delivery, enhancement, and assessment of library research operations to meet the evolving scholarly, teaching, and learning needs of the user community. Prior to that, she held various librarian roles that focused on scholarly communications, sciences, and health sciences at SJSU and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Her research focuses on scholarly communication, publishing and collections, and assessment. As a librarian, she has created instructional materials to support learning communities, and, as an administrator, has advocated for author rights and leveraging the California State University’s resources and size to achieve economies of scale in the area of open access.

Emily has worked in higher education and with university students, faculty, and staff for 15 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in library and information science from SJSU.


Emily endeavors to facilitate the growth of an engaged, knowledgeable, and supported group of researchers and scholars through pertinent and flexible programming and educational/training opportunities. This includes engaging with and providing support to campus faculty and student research, scholarly, and creative activities (RSCA) efforts and developing and deploying a strategy for student RSCA communication and engagement.