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Vera Lee

Vera J. Lee, Ed.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Korman Center
Room 211A
vjw25@drexel.edu
215-571-3827

Program Affiliation:

B.S./M.S., Education
ESL Specialist Program


Education:

Ed.D., M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Boston University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Literacy Instruction K-12
  • Reading/Writing Theories
  • Multicultural Education
  • English Language Learners

Research Interests:

  • Practitioner Research in online courses to explore inservice/preservice teachers’ emerging understandings about issues of diversity.
  • Research on teachers of color in K-12 settings.
  • Professional development and identity formation of inservice teachers in Drexel’s ESL certification program.

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education (2011-present)
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Literacy Studies
  • Drexel University, School of Education (2010-11)
    Instructor, Literacy Studies
  • Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences (2007-10)
    Adjunct Instructor, English and Philosophy
  • Drexel University, School of Education (2008-10)
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Drexel University, English Language Center
    Instructor (International Leaders in Education Program Issues in Secondary Education 2007, International Teaching Assistants Program 2008, Fulbright Pre-Academic Preparation Program Research and Writing Course 2009 & 2010)
  • University of Pennsylvania (2006)
    Teaching Assistant (ED 629 Teaching English/Language and Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools)
  • Haddonfield Memorial High School (2001-03)
    English Teacher
  • Downingtown Middle School (1996-2001)
    Language Arts Teacher

Certification Areas:

  • PA Instructional II Language Arts/English 7-12
  • NJ Language Arts/ English 7-12
  • MA English 7-12
  • Coursework completed for PA Reading Specialist Certification

Publications:

Presentations

  • Lee, V., Grant, K., & Lyttle, C. (2014, April 3-7). "Exploring the Experiences of Teacher Educators Who Teach Diversity Online" (accepted).  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lee, V.  (2014, January 17-18). "Exploring the in-school identity construction of suburban teachers of color." TQR 5th Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Grant, K., Lee, V., & Strauser, M. (2013, November 6-9). "Teaching multicultural education online:  Strategies for the effective preparation of tomorrow’s teachers." 23rd International Conference National Association for Multicultural Education, Oakland, CA.
  • Grdina, M., Lee, V., Lyttle, C., Lewis-Grant, K. (2013, May 30-June 2). "Effective and Critical Use of Discussion Boards: Creating an Online Community of Learning." Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, Bethesda, MD.
  • Grant, A., Neumann, D., DeCarlo, M. J., & Lee, V. (2012, June 8). “'Open Forum' Urban Change:  Navigating Complex Challenges to Build an Effective University-School Partnership." Urban Systems Conference: Urban Change through Education, Health, and Environment, Newark, NJ.
  • Lee, V., Lewis, K., Lyttle, C., & Grdina, M.  (2012, February 24-25). "Rethinking Learning: Teacher Educators Reflect on Teaching Diversity Online." 33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lee, V., Lewis, K., Lyttle, C., & Grdina, M. (2011, November 2-5). "Looking in the Mirror: Teacher Educators Reflections on the Multicultural Countenance of Online Courses." 21st Annual International Conference National Association for Multicultural Education, Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, V. (2011, March 26). "Uncovering What’s Hidden Beneath: How Teachers of Color are Socialized into Predominantly European American High Schools." Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the PA National Association for Multicultural Education, Kutztown, PA.

Publications

  • Lewis Grant, K. & Lee, V. (2013). Wrestling with issues of diversity in online courses (accepted). The Qualitative Report.
  • Lee, V. & Hoekje, B. (2013) The role of an online discussion board in fostering a critical collaborative learning community in an ESL specialist credential program. In J. Nagle (Ed.), English Learner Instruction through Collaboration and Inquiry in Teacher Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Lee, V. (2013). Overcoming socialization obstacles faced by new teachers: Challenges that “come with” being a new teacher of color. Teachers of Color Magazine, Spring, 46-47. (invited article)
  • Lee, V. (2013). Teachers of Color: Creating and recreating identities in suburban schools. The Qualitative Report, 18(16), 1-16.
  • Lee, V. (2012). Uncovering the Professional Lives of Suburban Teachers of Color. Multicultural Education, 19(3), pp. 39-43.
  • Wu, V. (2011). The Arizona sheltered English immersion model: A teaching framework that lacks ethics or care for ELLs. The 33rd. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel Publishing Group.