Dr. Vera Lee is a Clinical Professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum department. She teaches courses for the prek-4, ESL Specialist, and Reading Specialist programs/certifications. She has expertise in literacy studies K-12, instructing English Language Learners, multicultural education, and pre-service and in-service teacher development. Prior to joining Drexel in 2010, Dr. Lee was a former middle school and high school English teacher, and has experience teaching adult second language learners in U.S. and international contexts.
Dr. Lee’s primary research center on two-generation language and literacy models and approaches for supporting multilingual families, fostering second language and literacy learning for adults and children through sociocultural and culturally relevant approaches, early writing with preschool children, and exploring school-community partnerships with multilingual families. She is an active member of the American Educational Research Association in Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education), the Writing and Literacies SIG, and the Language and Social Processes SIG), as well as the Literacy Research Association.
Outside of Drexel, Dr. Lee is an arts enthusiast and enjoys attending any arts related venue with her husband and friends. She is a mother of two college-aged daughters and one mini-poodle and lives with her family in the Garden State.