Helen L. Jang

Director, Center for Web Design & Technology

Helen Jang

Education

  • BA (magna cum laude), International Relations, San Francisco State University.

Helen Jang has extensive experience translating clients' project objectives into intuitive web products that are accessible to a broad array of audiences. For more than a decade, she has been developing products for a wide range of clients and stakeholders and has a thorough understanding of web standards, procedures, and accessibility requirements.

Her research dissemination and data-related web work includes building DataLab, a data analysis system for the National Center for Education Statistics that provides public access to restricted-access data from 15 surveys; developing Advance, a reporting tool for improving college readiness and success for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and creating StatFinder, a website offering admissions and enrollment data for public use for the University of California Office of the President.

Ms. Jang also created SCORE, a Perkins grants' application, management, and monitoring system for the New Mexico Public Department of Education. Currently, she is developing the Perkins Information Management System (PIMS) for the Office of Adult and Vocational Education, and Evaluation Engine, a quasi-experimental impact program evaluation tool for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ms. Jang's areas of expertise include website and data tools design and development; site architecture, usability, and accessibility; web project management, which includes preparing development plans, allocating resources, managing subcontractors, developing and monitoring budgets and schedules, and creating site plans; and writing user and technical specifications. She has led projects using enterprise (Microsoft and Oracle) and open source solutions.