BiographyA Leading Change Leadership Institute Fellow with a background in web development and departmental computing support at Columbia University, instructional technology at UCLA, library information technology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Helen is currently the director of academic technology at the University of Oregon.
Her team manages the built and virtual learning environments for campus by providing LMS administration and support, instructional technology support, learning space design services, classroom technologies, broadcast and video production services. Previously, she managed the campus Help Desk, hardware repair shop, campus software site licensing, instructional and open access computer labs, and web development in central IT.
Helen has a background in 20th Century French Literature and earned a bachelors and masters from UCLA in French. During her graduate years, she integrated technology in French language teaching and served as an instructional technologist during the first deployment of the learning management system at a U.S. university.