University at Buffalo

Jaekyung Lee

Jaekyung Lee

Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Big Data; Access and Equity; Assessment; International Education; Educational Policy; Evaluation; Leadership; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2484
jl224@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Jaekyung Lee, PhD, is a professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. A fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Lee is an internationally recognized leader in educational policy for accountability and equity, and international and comparative education. He has a PhD in education from the University of Chicago. Lee is a Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, a former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a fellow of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the recipient of 2007 AERA Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award, and 2020 Fulbright Global Scholar Award. Lee is the author of books including "The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (But Can Still Win) the War on Underachievement" (Oxford University Press).

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • BA, Yonsei University
  • MA, Yonsei University
Awards and Honors:
  • Fulbright Global Scholar Award; The US State Department Fulbright Program; 2020-04-09;
  • Distinguished Researcher Award; Korean-American Educational Researchers Association (KAERA); 2020-03-20;
  • Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellowship (2018); The Rockefeller Institute of Government; 2018-01-01;
  • Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA); AERA;
  • Robert W. Heller Award (2015); Western New York Educational Service Council;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Su, M. (2021). Immigrant and International College Students’ Learning Gaps: Improving Academic and Sociocultural Readiness for Career and Graduate/Professional Education. International Journal of Educational Research Open. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100047
  • Lee, J., Kim, T., & Su, M. (2021). Reassessing School Effectiveness: Multi-objective Value-added Measures (MOVAM) of Academic and Socioemotional Learning. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 68. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2020.100972
  • Lee, J. (2020). What’s Missing from the Nation’s Report Card. Phi Delta Kappan [Online] https://kappanonline.org/whats-missing-nations-report-card-health-lee.
  • Lee, J., & Kim, N. (2020). Small frog in a big pond vs. big frog in a small pond: Actual vs. perceived achievement gaps among Korean, Korean-American and American students. KEDI Journal of Education Policy, 17(1), 125-143.
Book Chapter:
  • Lee, J., Lamb, R. & Kim, S. (2021). Artificial Intelligence and Learning. In A. Hynds (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756810-0269
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Lee, J. (2018, August). For whom the school bell rings: The case for closing educational inequalities and achievement gaps. The University of Canberra Distinguished International Scholar’s Seminar. Canberra, Australia.;
Conferences:
  • Lee, J. & Jaeger, J. (2021, April). Synthetic National Longitudinal Education Data: A Pilot Study of K-16 Education + Career Pathways. Poster presented at the 2021 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), virtual conference.;
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Su, M. (2021, April). Do High-Impact Practices Work for College Success? Mixed-Methods Research on Academic and Sociocultural Learning Inequalities. Paper presented at the 2021 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), virtual conference.;
  • Su, M. & Lee, J. (2021, April). Whole-Child Education: China, Korea, Finland, and U.S. Students' Academic Achievement and Socio-Emotional Well-Being. Paper presented at the 2021 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), virtual conference.;
  • Lee, J. & Kim, T. (2019, April). Are Schools Effective for Whole Child Development? Multi-objective Value-added Model (MOVAM) of School Effects on Academic and Socioemotional Learning, Paper presented at the 2019 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Academic and Sociocultural Readiness for Postgraduate Education among Immigrant and International Students: Promoting Equal Access and Success in Graduate/Professional Schools; Foundation and Research Organization; Association for Institutional Research; Awarded; (03/01/2019-05/31/2020)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Consulting Editor of Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology
    04/29/2020-03/31/2022
  • Editorial Board Member, Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) Journal of Educational Policy, 2009 – Present
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  • Editorial Board Member, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2007 – Present
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  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 1998 – Present
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  • Editorial Board Member, American Educational Research Journal (Social and Institutional Analysis Section), 2014 - 2017
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Contact Information

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2484
jl224@buffalo.edu