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Alexander N. Chen

Address: 885 Acadian Point Drive, Conway, AR 72034
Email:  Alex.n.chen@gmail.com
LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/alexander-n-chen-07698939
Cell:  +1.501.499.0926



The University of Central Arkansas (UCA)
Professor (tenured), College of Business Administration, 2012 to Present
Teaching Management, International Business, Human Resources Management, and Organizational
Behavior courses.
Currently conducting a variety of surveys on senior information usage (in China and Taiwan), baby boomer health information-seeking behavior (in Taiwan and China), and e-payment adoption behavior (in USA, China, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Macau, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Cote d’Ivoire). Supervised and chaired the committee of one Ph.D. student whose dissertation topic was factors associated with minority entrepreneurship in Arkansas.
Associate Vice President, International Engagement, 2010 to December 2011
Was responsible for units of International Recruiting, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Study Abroad, Confucius Institute, and Intensive English Program.

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
University Registrar (Provost), Vice President, and Professor (tenured), 2006 to 2010
Was responsible for the Division of Registry, Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Student Affairs, Recruiting Office, International Affairs Office, Faculty of General Studies, Accreditation Office, and Center for Book Supply.
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, 2008 to 2010
Founding Dean of the Faculty.
Was responsible for program design, program application and approval, market studies, and recruiting all faculty and staff.
Dean, Faculty of General Studies, 2006 to 2008
Was responsible for enhancing the quality of general education, standardizing the curriculum, and
recruiting and retaining faculty members.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP)
Associate Vice-Chancellor and Associate Professor (tenured), 2001- 2005
Was responsible for building International Programs and Intensive English Programs.

Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Executive Director, Center for Asian Pacific Management Research, 1999-2001
Was responsible for different international partnerships and training programs.

Assistant Professor (tenured by Smeal College of Business of Penn State), Management Information
Systems/Business Administration, 1988- 2001
Taught different courses in Quantitative Methods, Information Systems, and Computer Programming.
Was responsible for reforming summer school programs and was heavily involved in the faculty senate, campus faculty executive committee, and other committees.
Was responsible for a few state grants and some private grants for research projects.
Instructor, Management Information Systems/Business Administration, 1987- 1988

Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Computer Consultant, Center for Academic Computing, 1986-1987

Statistics and Computer Consultant, Nutrition Department, 1985-1986
Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 1980- 1985


InteliNET Virtual Development Company, Altoona, Pennsylvania
CEO, 1995 – 2001
Founded a successful B-to-B comprehensive web design company that provided the business with web
strategies, traffic reports and analysis, and other consulting services on e-commerce.
Was encouraged and approved by the Penn State Altoona campus to bring business experience and
knowledge to the classroom. Additionally, the business provided internship and undergraduate research opportunities to students at Penn State University.


Ph. D.  Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
M. Ag.  Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University
M. S. Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
B. S. Agricultural Extension, National Taiwan University


Excellence in Research Award, College of Business, University of Central Arkansas, August 2022
Faculty of the Game, UCA Football Game October 1, 2022.
Top CAATS Quality in Advising Award, Penn State Altoona
Hollidaysburg YMCA in Pennsylvania, Volunteer of the Year Award
Student Government Excellence in Advising Award, Penn State Altoona Campus
Grace D. Long Faculty Excellence Award, Penn State Altoona Campus
Collaborative Instruction and Curricular Innovations Award, Provost’s Office, Penn State University Park
Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Penn State Altoona Campus Student Government Association

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