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Hea-Jin Lee

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Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor, Lima Campus

Program Areas:

  • Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education
  • Math, STEM

(567) 242-7180

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  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Ed.M., Korea National University of Education
  • B.S., Seung-Kyun-Kwan University, Korea

Research Summary

Dr. Lee's research has addressed: improving reflective thinking and practice; assessing professional growth; designing teacher-needs based professional development program; and teaching mathematics to children at various levels.

Selected Grants

  • 2010-2011, Improving Teacher Quality Program-Ohio Board of Regents, Teaching Algebra in Context, Community, and Connections (II), Principal Investigator.
  • 2009-2010, Improving Teacher Quality Program-Ohio Board of Regents, Teaching Algebra in Context, Community, and Connections, Principal Investigator.
  • 2009-2010, Discovery, Middle School Math Discovery Project, Principal Investigator.
  • 2008-2009, Discovery, Middle School Math Discovery Project, Principal Investigator.
  • 2007-2008, Discovery, Middle School Math Discovery Project, Principal Investigator.
  • 2004-2005, Improving Teacher Quality Program-Ohio Board of Regents, Change in teaching: Integrated teaching and learning for highly qualified mathematics teachers, Principal Investigator.
  • 2002-2003, Eisenhower Program-Ohio Board of Regents, Enhancing K-3 teachers' conceptual understanding & pedagogical strategies in mathematics, Principal Investigator.
  • 2002-2003, OSI-Discovery, Connected Mathematics for 6 ~ 8 Grades, Principal Investigator.
  • 2001-2002, OSI-Discovery, Connected Mathematics Project, Grades 6 ~ 8, Principal Investigator.
  • 2001-2002, Eisenhower Program-Ohio Board of Regents, Middle school mathematics teacher education project, Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

  • Lee, H.J., & Baek, E.O: (in review). The Effectiveness and Impact of Technology-enabled Teacher Professional Development. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  • Lee, H.J., & Herner-Patnode, L. (in review). Systematic aids in the journey of a preservice teacher becoming a reflective practitioner. The Professional Educator.
  • Herner-Patnode, L., Lee, H.J., & Cristol, D. (in press). Effective Teacher Training: Working to Change Dispositions in New Teachers. In The Purposes, Practices, and Professionalism of Teacher Reflectivity: Insights for 21st century teachers and students, Chapter 5. Association of Teacher Educators (ATE): Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Herner-Patnode, L., & Lee, H.J. (2009). A capstone experience for preservice teachers: Building a web-based portfolio. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 12 (2), 101-110.
  • Herner-Patnode, L., Lee, H. J., & Baek, E.O. (2008). E-learning pedagogy: From engaged learners to reflective educators. T. Hansson (Ed.). Handbook of research on digital information technologies: Innovations, methods, and ethical issues (pp. 233-248). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Lee, H. J. (2007). Developing an effective professional development model to enhance teachers' conceptual understanding and pedagogical strategies in mathematics. Journal of Educational Thought, 41(2), 125-144.
  • Lee, H. J., & Herner, L. (2007). Teaching mathematics vocabulary to diverse groups. Intervention in School and Clinic, 43(2), 121-126.
  • Herner, L., & Lee, H. J. (2005). Standards, special education, and access to mathematics curriculum. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 1(6).
  • Lee, H. J. (2005). Understanding and assessing preservice teachers' reflective thinking. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21(6), 699-715.
  • Lee, H. J. (Fall 2004 & Spring 2005). Developing a professional development program based on teachers' needs. The Professional Educator, 27(1 & 2), 39-49.
  • Lee, H. J., & Jung, W. S. (2004). Limited-English Proficient (LEP) Students and Mathematical Understanding. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 9(5),269-272.