Dr. Jung Colen is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, with a focus on Mathematics Education, from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Colen has spent nine years teaching mathematics education at the higher education level and an additional five years instructing mathematics in grade 5-12 schools, both in the USA and South Korea.

Her research endeavors are centered around enhancing teaching practices in elementary and middle school mathematics, reflecting her dedication to improving the quality of education in these critical stages. Dr. Colen actively contributes to the academic community through her involvement as a member, reviewer, and committee participant in prominent professional and scholarly organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the Korea Society of Mathematical Education.

Moreover, she serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education. In addition to her editorial role, Dr. Colen is also engaged in developing mathematics curricular materials, contributing as a mathematics textbook revision counselor and teacher's manual writer for South Korea's 1st and 2nd grade mathematical curricula.