LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education’s Jennifer Qian Named to Prestigious Global Data Policy Committee

February 01, 2024

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Jennifer Qian, EdD

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State University proudly announces that Jennifer Qian, EdD, Associate Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Technology, and program lead of the Master's and Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology at the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education (SOE), was selected as a distinguished member of the International Data Policy Committee (IDPC) within the International Science Council's Committee on Data (CODATA).

“I am deeply honored and excited to be chosen as a member of the CODATA IDPC of the International Science Council,” said Qian. "The mission of IDPC is to advance responsible and effective data governance through data policy on a global scale. As we embark on this journey, I look forward to sharing my expertise in technology implementation across higher education and to collaborating with international experts, bridging academia and policy, and contributing to the development of frameworks that uphold the values of open science and ethical data principles and practices.”

As a member of the CODATA IDPC, Qian will participate in shaping global data governance standards, influencing policy decisions, and fostering international collaboration. Her dedication to open scholarship, open science, and ethical principles aligns seamlessly with the committee's mission, emphasizing the responsible and ethical use of data and AI for societal benefit. 

Qian joined LSU's faculty in 2018, assuming leadership of the Educational Technology program within the SOE. Qian has an extensive career in higher education spanning various institutions, including Dartmouth College and Northeastern University. Qian's research focuses on technology-enabled academic innovation, digital transformation, technology leadership, and emerging technologies, particularly in the synergy of AI, learning analytics, and digital adaptive learning. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 

About the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education (SOE)

A school of the College of Human Sciences & Education, the SOE offers undergraduate programs for students who want to pursue a career as a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teacher or acquire dual certification in both traditional elementary and special education classrooms. In addition, SOE offers 3 graduate certificates, 17 master’s degree program areas, 9 EdS certificate programs, and 2 PhD degrees in 11 areas of focus. SOE’s focus is not only on preparing highly qualified teachers but also in preparing educational leaders, curriculum studies scholars, educational technology experts, applied researchers, higher education professionals, school counselors, and clinical mental health counselors. SOE specializes scholarly expertise regarding pressing educational and wellness issues across the entire lifespan. Visit the LSU Lutrill and Pearl Payne School of Education.

About the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Information Studies, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education.