University at Buffalo

Jaekyung Lee

Jaekyung Lee

Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; International Education; Educational Policy; Large-Scale Assessment and Research; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Social Justice; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods; Program Evaluation; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues

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


Professional Summary:

Jaekyung Lee, (University of Chicago, PhD), is a professor of education at the University at Buffalo. A fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and a Fulbright Global Scholar, Lee is an internationally recognized leader in educational policy research and evaluation on the issues of accountability and equity. His research is aimed at improving evidence-based policy towards holistic and equitable education and closing the achievement gaps among racial and social groups. He specializes in critical quantitative methods and secondary analysis of large-scale national/international education assessment data. Lee is the author/editor of several books on this topic, including "The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (But Can Still Win) the War on Underachievement" (Oxford University Press, 2016) and "Centering Whole-Child Development in Global Education Reform: International Perspectives on Agendas for Educational Equity and Quality" (Routledge, 2022).

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 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University (2009); CASBS, Stanford University; 2009-09-01;
  • Robert W. Heller Award (2015); Western New York Educational Service Council;
Recent Publications:
Edited Book:
  • Lee, J. & Wong, K. (Eds.) (2022). Centering Whole-Child Development in Global Education Reform: International Perspectives on Agendas for Educational Equity and Quality. New York: Routledge.
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.
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. (2022, March). Race-Blind or Race-Conscious? Critical Quantitative Research for Educational Equity. Boston College Lynch School of Education Faculty Speaker Series. Boston, Massachusetts. https://vimeo.com/690509726/2a46f8a0aa;
  • 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.;
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
    04/29/2020-03/31/2025
  • Editorial Board Member, Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) Journal of Educational Policy, 2009 – Present
    01/01/2009-12/31/2023
  • 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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Professional Service:
  • Fulbright U.S. National Screening Committee Member for English Teacher Assistantship Program, 2021 - Present
    09/01/2021-08/31/2024

Contact Information

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