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 current research interests center on the development of information and digital literacies of urban youth, two-generation language and literacy models for multilingual families, and fostering second language and literacy learning for adults and children through sociocultural and culturally relevant approaches. 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 has been actively involved in a local PA task force for Love146, an international anti-human trafficking organization, for the past several years. She is an arts enthusiast and enjoys attending any arts related venue with her husband and friends. She is a doting mother of two middle school daughters and lives with her family in the Garden State.