Dr. Lee’s teaching and research interests include adult learning theories, immigrant adult leaners, impact of interlocking power system on educational contexts, and transformative learning in the cross-cultural setting. She currently teaches, advises, and co-coordinates the Adult Education MA & credential program and Equity and Social Justice MA program. Dr. Lee is the recipient of an outstanding teaching award in 1996 and a national research award in 1999. She has presented at international conferences and published in areas of adult immigrant students, adult learning, and equity & social justice in education. She has also served her professional community by playing a leadership role in hosting international research conference in 2003 and serving editorial board for Adult Education Quarterly, Adult Learning and Horizon, three major publications in Adult Education. She served as university liaison for a community based literacy program, long-term consultant for a Chinese American non-profit organization and has being involved in college-wide international initiatives.
- B.A. 1989, National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan, Major in Education and Minor in English Literature
- M.Ed. 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Curriculum and Instruction
- Ed.D.,1997, University of Georgia, Athens, Adult Education with Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Research & Publications
Lee, M., Hemphill, D., Perea, J. (2016). Teaching in transnational spaces: Journeys of short-term study abroad program in China. In S Kuo., & Y Kuo. (Eds.), Spotlight on China: Chinese Education in the Globalized World. Netherlands : Sense Publisher.
Lee, M. (Nov, 2013). Teaching in transnational spaces—An example of internationalizing curriculum in higher education. Lecture presented at the Global Citizen and Internationalization of Education Conference. South China Normal University, Nan-hai, China
Lee, M., Drobner, S. & Wilson, S. (April 19, 2011). Adult Social Justice Education. Paper presented at California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) & Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), San Francisco, California.
Huang, H & Lee, M. (2010). Teaching abacus in a multicultural context. The Proceedings of 2010 World Abacus Day Conference, p. 30-40. Bilingual (Chinese & English).
Lee, M. (2010). Expanding the racialized discourse—An Asian American perspective.
In V. Sheared, S. Brookfield., J. Johnson-Bailey., & S. Colins, III. (Eds.), The Handbook on Race and Racism in Adult and Higher Education: A Dialogue among Adult Educators. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Lee, M., & Jalipa, A.(Eds.). (2010) The Fifth Asian Diaspora Pre-conference Proceedings. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
Courses taught at SFSU
- ISED 706 The Methods and Principles of Adult and Workplace Education (3 units)
- ISED 717 Social Foundations of Cultural and Equity in Education (3 units)
- ISED 735 Seminar on the Adult Learner (3 units)
- ISED 736 Leadership and Policy for Formal and Non-formal Education (3 unites)
- ISED 739 Education and Community Development: Equity and Diversity (3 units)
- ISED 781 Educational Praxis: Curriculum Development and Pedagogies (3 units)
- ISED 891 Educational Practice in Transnational Spaces (3units)
- ISED 895/898 Culminating Experience: Field Study & Mater Thesis (3 units)