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Lea Lee

  • Lea Lee
  • Associate Professor
  • Teaching & Learning
  • 167-8 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4801
  • lxlee@odu.edu
  • Dr. Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University. Dr. Lee earned the Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Chicago State University in 1990 and the Ph. D. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1993 in the area of Literacy and Early Childhood Education. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After she completed her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to the United States of America 21 years ago to pursue her graduate education.
  • Education

    University of Minnesota, 1993
    Major: Reading Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Chicago State University, 1990
    Major: Early Childhood Education
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Suwon, 1988
    Major: Home Economics
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Lee's area of expertise includes parent involvement, diversity issues in education, reading instruction, and Korean education system.
  • Expertise

    Child Development
    Early reading education and parental involvement/ Educational needs of Asian students/ Oral language/ Multicultural education/ Parent Involvement in Children's Language Development /Bilingual Education/ Understanding Asian Culture and Education Systems
    Education
    Early reading education and parental involvement/ Educational needs of Asian students/ Oral language/ Multicultural education/ Parent Involvement in Children's Language Development /Bilingual Education/ Understanding Asian Culture and Education Systems
  • 1999: Educational Curriculum & Instruction Department Scholarship Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1991: Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship Award, University of Minnesota
  • 1990: Coffman/Alumni Outstanding Scholarship Award, University of Minnesota
  • 1988: B.S. with Honorable Distinction (Valedictorian), University of Suwon
  • 1988: Exchange Student Scholarship Award (Full Scholarship for two years), University of Suwon & Chicago State University
  • 1985: IL-HAE Foundation Award (Full Scholarship for three years), President of Korea, Jun-Do Whan
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Tidewater Writing Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Writing Project
    Date: July, 2011 - May, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lee, G.
    Teacher Quality Partnership
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Education
    Date: September, 2009 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lee, G.
    Uniting People through Big Read
    Sponsoring Organization: The Big Read, the National Endowment for the Arts
    Date: September 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lee, G.; ,; ,
    Big Read
    Sponsoring Organization: National Endowment for the Arts
    Date: September, 2009 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.; Lee, G.; Taylor, G. S.; Ren, Z.
    Computer-Assisted Literacy Education
    Sponsoring Organization: VETA
    Date: September 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Lee, G.
    Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Curriculum
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Education, Murray State University
    Date: August, 1994 - December, 1994
    Investigators:Lee, G.