Director World Language Programs
Dr. June Chen is responsible for advancing world language learning and intercultural competence in North Carolina through educator and student programs in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) and statewide language education associations.
June is a trainer for language teachers, holding a North Carolina Teacher’s Standard Professional License and bringing years of experience in multiple countries as a language instructor for varying age groups, cultural backgrounds, and language proficiency levels. Prior to joining Go Global NC, June developed the continuing immersion curriculum for North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as the first Chinese dual language immersion instructor at the secondary schools in the state.
June serves on the Dual Language/Immersion Advisory Board for NC DPI and is a founder of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of NC. She has served on the advisory board of Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and worked as an evaluator for the Critical Language Scholarship of the U.S. Department of State. She actively contributes to the broad education sector by presenting in national and international conferences. June is also a licensed administrator for Intercultural Development Inventory.
Previously, June held positions in the University of Iowa at the Substance Abuse Counseling Department as well as The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. She received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa. June grew up in Taiwan and is a world traveler.