Marcia Lei Zeng, Chair of the DCMI Education Committee, is a Professor at School of Information of Kent State University. Her research interests include knowledge organization systems -- taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, etc. -- Linked Data, metadata, smart data and big data, database quality control, semantic technologies, and digital humanities. Dr. Zeng has authored over 100 research papers as well as five books. Her research projects have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Fulbright, and other esteemed academic and scientific foundations. Dr. Zeng has chaired and served on committees, working groups, and executive boards for IFLA, SLA, ASIS&T, NISO, ISO, DCMI, ISKO, and W3C. Currently she is serving as chair of the Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee of the global iSchools organization and an Executive Board Member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). Dr. Zeng earned a PhD. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information (USA) and an MA from Wuhan University (China). She is active with the DCMI community, involving in the Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative, DCMI/NKOS Interest Group, DCMI Education Committee, and the DCMI annual conferences organizing committees.