Okhee Lee


  • English language learners
  • Science
  • Urban education

Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She received her doctorate from Michigan State University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. Her current research involves the scale-up of a curricular and teacher professional development intervention to promote science achievement of English language learners. She was a member of the writing team to develop the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and leader for the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team through Achieve Inc. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. She was a 2009 fellow of the American Educational Research Association, received the Distinguished Career Award from the AERA Scholars of Color in Education in 2003, and was awarded a 1993 to 1995 National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.