Dr. Carol D. Lee
Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy
Professor, Learning Sciences
, African American Studies
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-1807
Fax: (847) 491-8999
BiographyCarol D. Lee has developed a theory of cultural modeling that provides a framework for the design and enactment of curriculum that draws on forms of prior knowledge that traditionally underserved students bring to classrooms. She is the author of Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation: The Pedagogical Implications of an African American Discourse Genre. She is co-editor, with Peter Smagorinsky, of Neo-Vygotskian Perspectives on Literacy Research, published by Cambridge University Press. She has published in numerous journals, including Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, The Journal of Black Psychology, and the Journal of Negro Education, among others. Lee has recently completed a research project in a Chicago inner city high school that involves restructuring the English Language Arts curriculum, including assessment, in ways that build on social and cultural strengths that students bring from their home and community experiences. Her research projects are or have been funded by the McDonnell Foundation's Cognitive Studies in Educational Practice, by the Spencer Foundation, and by the National Center for the Study of At-Risk Children, co-sponsored by Howard University and Johns Hopkins University, and by the National Council of Teachers of English. Lee is active in the school reform movement in Chicago Public Schools and has taught in both public and private schools before assuming a university career. She is a founder and former director of an African centered independent school in Chicago that is 28 years old, New Concept School. She is also a founder of a newly established African centered charter school, the Betty Shabazz International Charter School. She engages in professional development activity for teachers both locally and nationally. Lee is past president of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy and the chair of the standing committee on research of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a former trustee of the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English and former co-chair of the NCTE Assembly on Research. She has been an active member of AERA, serving as a program chair for one of the sections of Division G and as a member of the AERA book award committee, among others. She serves as co-coordinator of the Spencer Research Training program within the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.
Curriculum VitaeView Carol Lee's CV.
Awards/Honors2008 - 29th Charles Thompson Lecture, Howard University (November 5, 2008)
2008 - Scholars of Color Distinguished Scholar Award, American Educational Research Association
2008 - Wallace Distinguished Lecture, American Educational Research Association
2008 - Elected President-Elect, American Educational Research Association
2008 - Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence, Northwestern University
2008 - Visiting Scholar, National Education Association
2008 - University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts, Distinguished Alumni Award
2007 - Consortium on Chicago School Reform. Advisory Board. 2005 - present
2007 - LIFE Center for the Science of Learning. National Diversity Advisory Board. 2005 – 2007
2007 - Carnegie Foundation of New York. National Adolescent Literacy Advisory Board. 2005 - present
2007 - Distinguished Service Award, National Council of Teachers of English
2007 - National Academy of Education
2007 - Fellow - National Academy of Education
2005 - American Educational Research Association, Minority Fellowship Committee. 2004 – present
2005 - American Educational Research Association. Chair, Scribner Award Committee, Division C. 2004-2005
2005 - Program Review. College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
2005 - Program Review. University of Wisconsin at Parkside
2005 - Carnegie Foundation of New York. National Adolescent Literacy Advisory Board. 2005 - present
2005 - LIFE Center for the Science of Learning. National Diversity Advisory Board
2005 - Consortium on Chicago School Reform. Advisory Board
2005 - Center for Informal Learning and Schools. Special Advisory Committee. 2003-2008
2005 - American Educational Research Association. Vice-President, Division G. 2006-2008
2004 - Fellow - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
|1991||PhD, Education (Curriculum and Instruction)||University of Chicago|
|1969||MA, English||University of Chicago|
|1966||BA, The Teaching of Secondary School English||University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana|
Selected PublicationsLee, C.D (2008). Synthesis of Research on the Role of Culture in Learning Among African American Youth: The Contributions of Asa G. Hilliard, III. Review of Educational Research.
Lee, C.D (2008). The role of culture in teaching and learning: International perspectives. In J. Banks in The Routledge Interntional Companion To Multicultural Education Routledge.
Lee, C.D. (2007). The Role of Culture in Academic Literacies: Conducting Our Blooming in the Midst of the Whirlwind. Teachers College Press.
Lee, C.D. (2007). Foreward in Barbara A. Sizemore, Running in Circles. Chicago.
Lee, C.D (2006). Every good-bye ain't gone: Analyzing the cultural underpinnings of classroom talk.. Qualitative Studies in Education.
Green, Judith & Lee, C.D (2006). Making visible the invisible logic of inquiry: Uncovering multiple challenges. Reading Research Quarterly.
Lee, C.D. (2006). Foreword in E.M. Horvat & C. O’Connor (Eds.), Beyond Acting White: Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement Rowman & Littlefield.
Lee, C.D. (2006). Foreword in G. Hillocks, Learning to Teach Narrative in Inner City Classrooms Heinemann.
Lee, C.D. (2006). Afterword in M. Blackburn and C. Clark (Eds.) , Literacy as Political Action Peter Lang.
Lee, C.D. (2006). The Educability of Intellective Competence in Gordon, E.W. & Bridglall, B.L. (Eds.), The affirmative development of academic abilities Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Lee, C.D (2005). Culture and Language: Bi-dialectical Issues in Literacy in P.Anders & J. Flood (Eds.), The Literacy Development of Students in Urban Schools International Reading Association.
Lee, C.D. & Ball, A (2005). Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a design and analytical tool in literacy research in R. Beach, J. Green, T. Shannahan, M. Kamil (Eds.) , Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Literacy Research (second edition) Hampton Press (with the National Conference of Research in Language and Literacy).
Lee, C.D (2005). Taking Culture Into Account: Intervention Research Based on Current Views of Cognition & Learning in J. King (Ed.), Black Education: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda for the New Century Lawrence Erlbaum (joint publication with the American Educational Research Association).
Lee, C.D (2005). The State of Knowledge about the Education of African Americans in J. King (Ed.), Black Education: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda for the New Century Lawrence Erlbaum (joint publication with the American Educational Research Association).
Lee, C.D (2005). (Draft report) in Linda Darling-Hammond & John Bransford (Editors), Preparing teachers for a changing world National Academy of Education.
Lee, C.D. (2001). Is October Brown Chinese? A cultural modeling activity system for underachieving students. American Educational Research Journal.
Lee, C.D. (2000). The State of Research on Black Education. Invited Paper. Commission on Black Education. American Educational Research Association.
Lee, C.D. (1997). Bridging home and school literacies: Models for culturally responsive teaching, a case for African American English in Heath, Shirly Brice & Lapp, Diane (Eds.), A Handbook for Literacy Educators: Research on Teaching the Communicative and Visual Arts New York: Macmillan Publishing Co..
Lee, C.D. (1995). A culturally based cognitive apprenticeship: Teaching African American high school students skills in literary interpretation. Reading Research Quarterly: 30(4), 608-631.
Selected PresentationsLee, C.D (December, 2008). The Role of Culture in a Generative Science of Learning. University of Maryland. College Park, MD.
Lee, C.D (November, 2008). From DuBois to Obama: Implications of the Education of African Americans in a Changing World for a Generative Science of Learning. Charles H. Thompson Lecture. Howard University.
Lee, C.D (November, 2008). Reclaiming our Heritage: The Creation of African Centered Charter Schools. State of the Black World Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Lee, C.D (October, 2008). Re-Conceptualizing the Achievement Gap: Robust Teaching for All of Our Students. National Education Association (Visiting Scholar).
Lee, C.D (October, 2008). Culture and Literacy. Chicago Area Reading Association. Chicago, IL.
Lee, C.D (September, 2008). Invited Addresses. International Society for Cultural and Activity Research. San Diego, CA.
Lee, C.D (September, 2008). Culture and Learning. Adelaide Sanford Conference. Medgar Evers College. NY.
Lee, C.D (August, 2008). Culture, Literacy and Learning. College of Education. Buffalo State University.
Lee, C.D (June, 2008). The Multifaceted Nature of the Influences of Culture on Learning and Its Implications for the Teaching of Mathematics: A Cultural Modeling Approach. CEMELA (Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as. University of Arizona. AZ.
Lee, C.D (May, 2008). Special Session on Advancing Adolescent Literacy. International Reading Association.
Lee, C.D (April, 2008). Culture, Literacy and Learning: Taking Bloom in the Midst of the Whirlwind. . University of Kansas. KS.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts Conference. Boston, MA.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). Language and Social Processes SIG Business Meeting: The Challenges of Studying Language, Literacy, and Learning in Schools and Communities in the 21st Century. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). The Scholarly Legacy of Asa G. Hilliard. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). Language Ideology, Literature Instruction and the Possibilities of Civic Debate: Levers for Community Empowerment. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: The Centrality of Culture to the Scientific Study of Learning and Development: How an Ecological Framework in Educational Research Facilitates Education’s Civic Responsibility. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Lee, C.D (March, 2008). African American English as a Rhetorical Tool in Children’s Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Approach. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Lee, C.D (February, 2008). Keynote Speaker. University of Pennsylvania Annual Ethnography Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Lee, C.D (January, 2008). Science of Learning Centers Diversity in Educational Research Workskhop. I was a co-organizer an it was held in the LIFE Center at the University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
Lee, C. D (December, 2007). Galludet University, VL2 Science of Learning Center . .
Lee, C. D (October, 2007). Black Child Development Institute . .
Lee, C. D (June, 2007). Rochester Teachers’ Center . .
Lee, C. D (June, 2007). Alliance for Excellence in Education . .
Lee, C.D (May, 2007). International Reading Association Conference . .
Lee, C. D (May, 2007). Rockland Community College . .
Lee, C. D (April, 2007). Mid Atlantic Equity Center. .
Lee, C.D (2007). Evanston Public Schools. African American Education Initiative consultant. Evanston, IL.
Lee, C. D (2007). American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. o Identity, Positioning, Knowledge, and Rhetoric in the Pedagogical Practices of Elderly African-American Bridge Players
o Overview: Ecological Perspectives on Learning and Development as Cultural Processes
o Navigating Cultural Practices Within and Across Settings: Methodological Implications for the Study of Learning and Development
o Continued Conversations With Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Development Related to Black Education
o With More Deliberate Speed: Comparative Reflections on Language and Literacy in a Global Context
Lee, C. D (2007). Schomburg Center for Black Culture – Harlem Book Fair Panel . Onn CNN in July.
Lee, C.D. (October, 2006). Repertoires of Practice for Teaching: A Cultural Lens on Learning. Invited Address, Commission on Reading. Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Lee, C.D. (September, 2006). Keynote. Connecticut Board of Education – Literacy Initiative.
Lee, C.D. (May, 2006). Kentucky Literacy Conference . KY.
Lee, C.D. (April, 2006). Pre-Conference Workshop: Conceptualizing/Doing Transformative Black Education Research Globally. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.
Lee, C.D. (April, 2006). Learning as Cultural Process: Expanding the Conversation on Culture and Learning. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.
Lee, C.D. (April, 2006). Black Education: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda for the New Century. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.
Lee, C.D. (April, 2006). African American English Vernacular in Everyday Explanations of Literary Reasoning. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.
Lee, C.D. (April, 2006). Methodological Challenges in Cross Context Studies of Cultural Practices. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.
Lee, C.D. (February, 2006). Assembly for Research, NCTE –Keynote .
Lee, C.D. (January, 2006). Annenberg Institute, Brown University. RI.
Lee, C.D. (January, 2006). Understanding Educational Equity and Excellence at Scale: An Eco-Cultural Perspective on Change. . Invited Address. Annenberg Institute. Conference on Achieving Equity at Scale. . RI.
Lee, C.D. (2006). National Governor’s Association Literacy Conference . Washington, D.C..
Lee, C.D. (2006). UIC African American Education Conference.
Lee, C.D. (2006). LAUNCH Principal’s Training.
Lee, C.D. (2006). Youth Connection Charter Schools – Keynote.
Lee, C.D (November, 2005). Cultural Modeling as an Ecological Framework for Understanding the Social and Cultural Contexts of Literacy Learning and Teaching. National Reading Conference. Miami, FL.
Lee, C.D (September, 2005). Methodological Challenges in Operationalizing Culture as an Object of Inquiry. First International Society for Cultural and Activity Research. Sevilla, Spain.
Lee, C.D (September, 2005). Race, Culture and Identity Series. Wheelock College. Boston, MA.
Lee, C.D (July, 2005). Addressing Adolescent Literacy for Struggling Readers. National Urban League Conference. Washington, DC.
Lee, C.D (June, 2005). Modeling the Scientific from the Everyday as Cultural Practices. Minority Student Achievement Network Conference. Madison, WI.
Lee, C.D (May, 2005). Consortium on Chicago School Reform. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Critical Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Education. Presidential Invited Session. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). With Enough Shovels: Developing Professional Development. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Cultural Displays in Understanding by Teachers and Students in Cultural Modeling Classrooms. American Educational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Continuing Conversations with Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Development Related to Black Education. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Assessment, Equity, and Opportunity to Learn. Presidential Invited Session. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Democratic Accountability: The Educational Legacy of Barbara A. Sizemore. Presidential Invited Address. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Cultural Knowledge Packets of Teachers and Learners in the Complex Dynamics of Classroom Performance. American Eduational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.
Lee, C.D (April, 2005). Cultural Practices, Disciplinary Learning and the Challenge of Equity in Opportunity to Learn. Mellon Scholar. Teachers College Columbia. Columbia, NY.
Lee, C.D (February, 2005). Deconstructing Race and Its Implications for Subject Matter Specific Instruction. California State Board of Education. Assimilar Conference Center. Monteray, CA.
Lee, C.D. Jean Piaget Society -- Keynote Address.
Lee, C.D The Socio-Economic and Cultural Contexts for Learning In and Out of School. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
ProjectsSpencer Research Training Grant Program (Spencer RTG)
Lee, C.D. (submitted). A Cultural Modeling Perspective on OTL: The Creation of Opportunity to Learn through the Cultural Practices of Classroom Instruction. Spencer Foundation Opportunity to Learn Group. To appear in edited book organized by the convenors of the OTL group.
(The Opportunity to Learn Group is currently negotiating with Cambridge University Press.)
Research InterestsCultural contexts affecting learning broadly and literacy specifically; teacher preparation and development; classroom discourse; urban education.
|LRN_SCI 402||Social Dimensions of Teaching and Learning In this course, we combine a Learning Sciences with a Human Development perspective in order to understand the dual cognitive and socio-emotional dimensions of learning, including physiological dimensions. We examine an ecological perspective on learning and development to understand how individual mental functioning and socio-emotional well-being are related to the following: · the nature of our interactions in social settings with other people, and · the social organization, physical arrangements and availability of intellective resources (scaffolding, artifacts, tools, ideas). We examine proximal (close to the individual, such as family, peer and other social networks), as well as more distal contexts (i.e. neighborhoods, nation states) that support or constrain our learning and development. Such contexts are always cultural in nature.|
|LRN_SCI 451||Topics: Micro-analysis of video records of learning Ideally students enrolled in this course will be expected to have original data to examine as part of the classwork. However, Professor Lee can provide video cases if needed. Or students may want to work jointly on a data set. The class will focus on analytic methods for examining micro-level processes of interaction using video data.|
|MS_ED 422||Content Area Reading and Writing This course is designed to help middle school and high school teachers develop an understanding of specific strategies that readers must use to achieve deep comprehension of content material. We will explore cognitive foundations of reading comprehension and their influence on methods of instruction and assessment, as well as the interrelationships among reading processes and language learning. Theory and practice relationships will be explored as students experience and learn about: text structure, use of background knowledge, comprehension connections, inferencing, strategies for active engagement, socio-cultural influences on reading, reading/writing relationships, text sets, and assessment of content reading. As a methods course, we will also discuss the elements of good teaching, the theory and history of teaching, curriculum design, instructional methods, and the developmental needs of adolescents.|
|SESP 320||Race and Education Conceptual underpinnings of the construct of race and how conceptions of race have influenced the course of education in the United States.|
|March/ 2007||Julia Eksner||Chair|
|March/ 2007||Andrew Brantlinger||Chair|
|2007||2007||Dupont, Kuhn, Hunter, Mawyer, Orlina||Member|
|2006||Megan Bang||Member||Currently post doctoral fellow at TERC.|
|2006||Antonia Randolph (Sociology)||Member|
|2006||Todd Yeary (Garrett Seminar)||Member|
|Erica Rosenfeld Halverson||Chair||Graduated June 2005|
|Lauren Banks Amos||Chair|
|Lauren Banks Amos||Chair|
|2006||Woodrow Wilson Foundation||Consultant to Literacy initiative|
|2006||Standing Committee on Research, National Council of Teachers of English||Member|
|2006||Scott Foresman||Literacy consultant|
|2006||Opportunity to Learn Group, Spencer Research Foundation||Mentor|
|2006||MacArthur Digital Network Advisory Board||Member|
|2006||LIFE Center for the Science of Learning||National Diversity Advisory Board|
|2006||Evanston Public Schools||African American Education Initiative Consultant|
|2006||Doug Medin’s Project with the American Indian Center and Menominee Reservation||Advisory Board Member|
|2006||Cultivating New Voices, National Council of Teachers of English||Mentor|
|2006||Consortium on Chicago School Reform||Advisory Board|
|2006||Carnegie Foundation of New York||National Adolescent Literacy Advisory Board|
|2006||America’s Choice – Literacy Initiative||Consultant|
|2006||American Educational Research Association||Minority Fellowship Committee|
|2006||American Educational Research Association, Division G||Vice-President|
|2006||AERA- Social Justice Committee||Chair|
|2006||AERA – Minority Fellowship Committee||Chair|
|2006||Adolescent Literacy Advisory Council, Carnegie Foundation of New York||Advisory Council|
|2005||Sylvia Scribner Award Committee. Division C. AERA||Chair|
|2005||Social Justice Committee. AERA||Chair|
|2005||Opportunity to Learn Group, Spencer Research Foundation||Mentor|
|2005||National Council of Teachers of English||Mentor|
|2005||Cultivating New Voices, National Council of Teachers of English||Mentor|
|2005||Center for Informal Learning in Science||Advisory board|
|2005||AERA – Minority Fellowship Committee||Chair|
|2005||Adolescent Literacy, Carnegie Foundation of New York||Advisory council|
|2005||Adolescent Literacy Project. National Urban League||Advisory board|
|2007||Technology, Education-Connections Series, Teachers College Press (Marcia C. Linn, Series Editor)||Editorial Board|
|2007||Research in the Teaching of English||Editorial Board|
|2007||Reading Research Quarterly||Editorial Board|
|2007||Mind, Culture and Activity||Editorial Board|
|2007||Discourse Processes||Editorial Board|
|2007||American Educational Research Journal||Editorial Board|
|2006||Technology, Education-Connections Series, Teachers College Press||Board Member|
|2006||Research in the Teaching of English||Editor|
|2006||Reading Research Quarterly||Editor|
|2006||Mind, Culture and Activity||Member|
|2006||American Educational Research Journal||Editor|
|2005||Technology, Education-Connections Series||Editorial board|
|2005||Research in the Teaching of English||Editorial board|
|2005||Reading Research Quarterly||Editorial board|
|2005||Mind, Culture and Activity||Editorial board|
|2005||Discourse Processes||Editorial board|
|2005||American Educational Research Journal||Editorial board|
|2007 - 2007||Chair – Board of Directors, Betty Shabazz International Charter School
I provided oversight and professional development for the 3 campuses of the Betty Shabazz International Charter School
|Chair – Board of Directors, Betty Shabazz International Charter School
Opened 2 new campuses in September, 2005
|Chair – Board of Directors, Betty Shabazz International Charter School I provided oversight and professional development for the 3 campuses of the Betty Shabazz International Charter School|
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