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Jie-Qi Chen

Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D., holds the Barbara T. Bowman Professorship in Early Education at Erikson Institute. Beginning as a teacher in various classroom settings, from toddlers to middle school, she has devoted three decades to teacher professional development. Dr. Chen founded the Early Math Collaborative at Erikson, a groundbreaking initiative that revitalized early mathematics education and empowered teachers to emphasize foundational math concepts. Her career spans expertise in early math education, classroom assessment, the educational impact of multiple intelligence theory, and teacher development. With 17 authored and edited books, translated into multiple languages, her contributions are widely recognized. Dr. Chen's previous roles include Fulbright Senior Specialist in Education, consultant to the United Nations Children's Fund, and membership in boards such as Scholastic Education's Early Childhood Advisory Board and the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Governing Board. Currently, she serves as a director at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.