Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning

Lea Lee

3111 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Guang-Lea Lee is a professor of literacy education and director of the Tidewater Writing Project in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. She has taught 27 years in the higher education field after earning her PhD degree from the University of Minnesota. Her professional interests and expertise include literacy education, culturally responsive instruction, and educational issues of underrepresented students globally. She has served as a guest editor for Childhood Education published by ACEI and has authored/edited more than 80 articles and book chapters. She co-authored a textbook entitled, “Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents.” Her articles have been published in Childhood Education, Multicultural Education, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, and International Journal of Early Childhood Education. In addition, she has made over 90 national/international presentations, including AERA, ILA, ACEI, NAEYC, NAECTE, OMEP, CRA, LRA, NCTE, NWP, KICCE, World Congress on Reading, and Pan African Reading for All conferences.

Ph.D. in Reading Education, University of Minnesota, (1993)

M.S. in Early Childhood Education, Chicago State University, (1990)

B.S. in Home Economics, University of Suwon, (1988)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Lee, G. "NWP SEED Invitational Leadership Institute" $15,000. Other. May 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
Lee, G. "Tidewater Writing Project 2017-2018 SEED" $20,000. Other. March 31, 2017 - July 31, 2018
Lee, G. "Tidewater Writing Project" $35,000. Federal. July 2011 - May 2012
Lee, G. "Teacher Quality Partnership" $1,000,000. Federal. September 2009 - June 2010
Lee, G. "Uniting People through Big Read" $20,600. Federal. September 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Hinton-Johnson, K., Lee, G., Taylor, G. S. and Ren, Z. "Big Read" $10,000. Private. September 2009 - June 2010
Lee, G. "Computer-Assisted Literacy Education" $21,000. State. September 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999
Lee, G. "Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Curriculum" $2,000. August 1994 - December 1994

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

Research Interests

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

Articles

Lee, G. L. (2020). Raising Children to Speak Their Heritage Language in the USA: Roles of Korean Parents . Journal of Language Teaching and Research 11 (4) , pp. 521-531.
Lee, G. L. (2020). The Effects of a Site-based Teacher Professional Development Program on Student Learning. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education 12 (5) , pp. 427-438.
Kim, S. J., Song, A., Lee, G. and Bach, A. (2018). Using animated folktales to teach cultural values: A case study with Korean-American bilingual kindergartners. Journal of Research in Childhood Education 32 (3) , pp. 295-309.
Lee, G. and Myers, D. (2009). Kindergarten Teachers' Professional Training and Their Social Status in Korea. Journal of Early Childhood teacher Education 30 , pp. 263-271.

Books

Lee, G. 2008, Unintended consequences of Technology: A worldwide perspective.

Book Chapters

Lee, G. and Myers, D. (2010). 2010, Curriculum Development in Korea (pp. 392-422) Olney, Maryland: Childhood Education International Publisher.

Presentations

Suh, Y., Hinton-Johnson, K., Marken, J. A. and Lee, G. (November 19, 2011). Reading the Past, Impacting Future Teachers: A Self-Study of Four Teacher Educators NCTE Chicago, IL.
Lee, G. (October , 2011). Teachers Teaching Teachers in VA VATE Staunton, VA.
Suh, Y., Hinton-Johnson, K., Marken, J. A. and Lee, G. (April , 2011). Are We Feeling Comfortable Teaching It? Self-study of Four Teacher Educators’ Conversations about So Far from the Bamboo Grove. AERA New Orleans, LA.
Hinton-Johnson, K. and Lee, G. (October 23, 2010). Teachers Teaching Teachers via the Virginia Writing Project Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE) Virginia Beach, VA.
Lee, G. (April 8, 2010). Unintended Consequences of Technology - What We Have Learned Annual Jolita Hylland Benson Education Lecture Tacoma, Washington.
Lee, G. (November 18, 2009). Using Songs for Teaching English –Effective Reading Instruction Methods in Europe and Asia NAEYC Conference Washingto D.C..
Lee, G. (August 10, 2009). Culture of Reading Education: Korean Literacy Educational Practice and Pedagogy Pan African Reading for All Conference Dar es Sallaam, Tanzania.
Manning, J., Verla, K., Linda, L. and Lee, G. (May 5, 2009). Positive Instructional Experiences for Challenged Learners in Literacy Development International Reading Association Annual Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lee, G. (March , 2009). The Viewpoint of the Parents on Children Learning Foreign Language ACEI Annual Conference Chicago, IL.
Lee, G. (March , 2009). Using the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment Instrument to Measure Superior and Inferior Aspects of Kindergarten Education in Korea ACEI Annual Conference Chicago, IL.
Lee, G. (November 7, 2008). Successful English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instruction in Early Childhood Classroom in Korea WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Dallas, TX.
Lee, G. (March 20, 2008). Becoming Successful Bilingual Speakers: How do children in Korea and China learn English as a foreign language? ACEI Annual International Conference Atlanta, Georgia.
Lee, G. ( 2007). How do Korean Children Become Successful in Learning English as a Foreign Language? ACEI Annual Conference Tampa, Florida.
Lee, G. ( 2007). Second Language Literacy and Learning at Home, in the Classroom, and Around the World: Socio-cultural, Research-based Best Practice Institute 4 in IRA Annual Conference Toronto, Canada.
Lee, G. ( 2006). College Students’ Perceptions toward Ethnic Minority Professors Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lee, G. ( 2006). Influence of the Family’s Culture and Belief in Children’s Early Literacy Development Association for Childhood Education International Conference San Antonio, Texas.
Lee, G. ( 2006). Developmentally Appropriate Multicultural Education in the United States of America Using Children’s Literature International Conference of Korean Society for Early Childhood Education Seoul, Korea.
Lee, G., Hoot, J. and Chang, H. S. ( 2006). Supporting Diversity in Early Education and Care through Literature and Technology International Conference of Korean Society for Early Childhood Education Seoul, Korea.
Lee, G. and Chang, H. S. ( 2006). A Model Literacy Education: Influence of Korean Family’s Culture and Belief in Children’s Early Literacy Development International Reading Association’s 21st World Congress on Reading Budapest, Hungary.
Lee, G. ( 2006). Successful Hands-On Approaches to Teach English as a Foreign Language to Korean Preschool Children Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, G. ( 2005). Improving English Language Learners’ Pronunciation Skills When Reading English Texts Annual Conference Crystal City, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 2005). Understanding patterns of pronunciation errors of English Language Learners in order to improve their pronunciation skills Annual Conference Arlington, Virginia.
Lee, G. and Taylor, G. S. ( 2005). Connecting Young Children’s Oral language and Written Language Experiences with Computers Annual Conference of College Reading Association Savannah, Georgia.
Taso, S., Taylor, G. S. and Lee, G. ( 2005). Heritage Language School Annual Conference of College Reading Association Savannah, Georgia.
Lee, G. ( 2005). Ensuring Early Literacy Development: Korean Educational Practice and Pedagogy Association for Childhood Education International Conference Washington D.C..
Taylor, G. S., Lee, G. and Taso, S. ( 2005). Effectiveness of a Reading Methods Course with a Cognitive Coaching Component Savannah, Georgia.
Lee, G. ( 2005). Learning English as a Foreign Language: How do Korean children become successful in reading and writing? San Antonio, Texas.
Lee, G., Gupta, A. and Williams, C. ( 2004). Children’s Literacy Development across three different cultures The United States of America, Korea, and India Manila, Philippines.
Lee, G. ( 2004). Creative and Effective Bibliotherapy for Young Children New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lee, G. ( 2004). Improving English Language Learners’ Pronunciation Skills When Reading English Texts Richmond, Virginia.
Lee, G. and Williams, C. ( 2004). Children’s Literacy Development Across Three Different Cultures-The United States of America, Korea, and India International Reading Association’s World Congress on Reading Manila, Philippines.
Lee, G. ( 2004). Practices, Policies, and Procedures of ESL (English-as-a-Second- Language) Programs for Preschool Children in Korea New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lee, G. ( 2003). Influence of the Family’s Culture and Belief in Children’s Early Literacy Development Association for Childhood Education International Conference Phoenix, Arizona.
Lee, G. ( 2003). Embracing Diversity to Send Literacy to New Heights! Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lee, G. and Gupta, A. ( 2003). Evidence Based Reading First Programs No Child Left Behind Conference Norfolk, VA.
Lee, G. ( 2002). Awareness of Korean Cultural Practices and Belief Systems in Children’s Early Literacy Development American Reading Forum Sanibel Island, Florida.
Lee, G. ( 2002). Cross Cultural School Experiences of People From Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds Association for Childhood Education International Conference San Diego, California.
Lee, G. ( 2002). Reading Program Assessment and Intervention Dumfries, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 2002). The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning for Young Children Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lee, G. ( 2001). Affirming Cultural pluralism: Meet the Needs of STudents with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds Mid-Atlantic Symposium Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 2001). Reading Comprehension Strategies Dumfries, VA.
Lee, G. ( 2000). Diagnostic Teaching of Elementary Reading Richmond, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 2000). Reading Instruction for Remedial Learners Williamsburg, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 1999). Child Care Funding System in the United States of America Korean Early Childhood Educational Administration Conference Seoul, Korea.
Lee, G. ( 1999). Authentic Assessment with Reading and Writing Portfolios VETA workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 1999). Content Area Reading Comprehension and Concept Mapping VETA workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 1999). Grammar and Vocabulary Software VETA workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Lee, G. ( 1999). Using Web Pages to Support Reading, Creative Writing to Read Using Word Processors and Power Point, Multimedia Authoring as a Reading and Writing Tool, Using CD-ROM Books, and Phonics and Spelling Instructional Software VETA workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Feng, J. and Lee, G. ( 1998). Toys and Games from China and Korea Association for Childhood Education International Conference Tampa, Florida.
Lee, G. and Childress, M. D. ( 1998). Designing & Developing Multimedia CD-ROM Portfolios Kentucky Educational Technology Conference Louisville, Kentucky.
Lee, G. ( 1998). Cultural Pluralism in the Classsroom to Meet the Needs of the Diverse Student Mid-Atlantic Symposium Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Childress, M. D. and Lee, G. ( 1998). raining Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology as a Catalyst for School Reform Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Nassau, Bahamas.
Lee, G. ( 1998). Using Multimedia CD-ROM Portfolios for Pre-service Teachers Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Louisville, Kentucky.
Lee, G. and Childress, M. ( 1998). Let’s Have Fun Reading with CD-ROM Books Southern Early Childhood Education Annual Conference Louisville, Kentucky.
Lee, G. and Childress, M. ( 1998). Young Children & Multimedia: Tools for Building Creativity World Organization for Early Childhood Education Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lee, G. ( 1997). A Case Study of Educational Needs of Asian-American Children Association for Childhood Education International Conference Portland, Oregon.
Lee, G. ( 1997). CD-ROM Books for Beginning Readers – New and Improved! College Reading Association Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts.
Lee, G. ( 1997). Today and Yesterday in Early Childhood Education in Korea Southern Early Childhood Education Annual Conference Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Feng, J. and Lee, G. ( 1996). Homeland Complex and Double Life: The Untold Story of Asian-American Children Association for Childhood Education International Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lee, G. ( 1996). Beginning Reading for Preschool Children of Immigration College Reading Association Annual Conference Charleston, South Carolina.
Feng, J. and Lee, G. ( 1996). Child Nurturing Stories from the Land of the Morning Calm Kentucky Early Childhood Association Annual Conference Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.
Lee, G. ( 1996). I Hate School! Is There a Turning Point Between Playing Teacher and Leaving School? Mid-West Educational Research Association Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, G. ( 1996). Introduction to Kindergarten and the Primary School Syllabus National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Dallas, Texas.
Lee, G. ( 1996). The Transition of Early Childhood Education in Europe Professional Development Seminar Regensburg, Germany.
Feng, J. and Lee, G. ( 1996). Myth or Reality: Educational needs of Asian-American children in Perspective Southern Early Childhood Education Annual Conference Little Rock, Arkansas.
Lee, G. and Johnson, W. ( 1996). Puters and Pumpkins: Children Playing and Learning with Technology Tennessee Educational Technology Conference Nashville, Tennessee.
Lee, G. and Gill, S. ( 1995). Developing Literacy through Shared Book Experience 7th Annual Early Childhood Conference on Developmentally Appropriate Practice Memphis, Tennessee.
Lee, G. ( 1995). The Relationship Between Home Literacy Environment and Four Year Old Children’s Literacy Readiness College Reading Association Annual Conference Clearwater, Florida.
Lee, G. ( 1995). Families are Welcome Kentucky Community Education Association Annual Conference Lexington, Kentucky.
Lee, G. ( 1995). Developmentally Appropriate Practice with Young Children in Korea Kentucky Early Childhood Association Annual Conference Owensboro, Kentucky.
  • 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