Milton Chen

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Milton Chen "is executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Prior to joining GLEF in 1998, Chen was the founding director of PBS's KQED Center for Education, in San Francisco, managing the channel’s television programming, Web content, and outreach services for schools and families.

"He has been a director of research at Sesame Workshop, in New York, working on Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chen chairs the advisory council for St. Vincent College’s Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and is a trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, devoted to environmental stewardship. His work has been honored by recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus, and he has received the Sesame Workshop's Elmo Award and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Fred Rogers Award.

"During 2007-08, he has joined a group of thirty-five Fulbright New Century Scholars working on innovation, access, and diversity issues in education, spending three months in the United Kingdom at University of Edinburgh.

"Chen received a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University and a doctorate degree in communication research from Stanford University. Perhaps most importantly, on his fiftieth birthday, he was named a Jedi Master by George Lucas." [1]

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  1. Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation, accessed January 21, 2009.