Jessica Chittum

AAC&U Senior Scholar, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U

Jessica Chittum, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University and an Associate Editor of two journals: International Journal of ePortfolio (an AAC&U publication) and Theory and Practice in Rural Education. Jessica’s background is in educational psychology with research interests including ePortfolio, academic motivation (particularly in STEM fields, rural contexts, and teacher education), person-centered research design, and higher education pedagogy. She currently leads a team in developing and managing AAC&U’s open-access ePortfolio research archive, PEARL (Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape,, which serves as an interactive and collaborative tool for ePortfolio researchers and practitioners.