Helen is the associate dean of libraries and chief academic technology officer at the University of Oregon Libraries. In her role, she participates in all aspects of academic administration and managerial leadership in the Libraries, providing leadership, support, supervision, and expertise in the planning, programming, budgeting, human resource development, goal implementation, and assessment for the Libraries’ academic technology and digital scholarship programs and services. Helen plays a critical campus leadership role in academic technology strategy, setting direction, advocating for, and supporting pedagogically-sound, effective, and sustainable academic technologies, and explore new applications of technology to support teaching, learning, and research. Helen provides direct administrative responsibility and oversight of academic and digital scholarship functions (working in collaboration with other librarians, library staff, and technologists), through managerial leadership of the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) and the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). Prior to joining the University of Oregon Libraries, Helen worked at UO Information Services, Columbia University in the City of New York, UCLA, and California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. Her research interests focus on new creations and structures using (literary) constraints, most notably in the works of OuLiPo and ALAMO.
Campus Service and Professional Development
Partnering with the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, the Teaching Effectiveness Program, and Yamada Language Center, she sponsors and co-hosts the funded Working Group for Active Teaching and Learning, and serves as a board member for the UO Teaching Academy. Service to the University includes the Faculty Advisory Committee, the Committee on Academic Infrastructure, the Student Success Advisory Council, IT Steering Committee, and strategic planning committees. An active member of EDUCAUSE, she has served as a faculty member on the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program and as a Council Member of the Senior Directors Seminar. Helen is also a fellow of the CLIR/EDUCAUSE Leading Change Institute and an alumna of the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.