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Assistant Professor: Psychology

Contact Information


PhD Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Michigan State University
BA Psychology & English Education, Ewha Womans University


Dr. Lee is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Her research interests lie in psychometric methods for test fairness and validation, statistical modeling for multilevel and categorical data, item response theory, international and statewide large-scale assessments, and faking in psychological assessments. Focusing on impacts of assessment scores on decisions in schools, workplaces, and clinical settings, her program of research seeks to examine and develop psychometric and statistical methods to eliminate unintended consequences of assessment scores through Monte Carlo simulation and empirical studies. She enjoys teaching statistical methods, analyzing data, and mentoring students’ research. In her free time she likes gathering healthy ingredients and creating inventive recipes.

Representative Courses Taught

  • PSY 300 Psychological Research and Statistical Methods and Lab I
  • PSY 301 Psychological Research and Statistical Methods and Lab II
  • PSY 333 Measurement and Testing of Groups and Individuals
  • PSY 490 Special Topics in Psychology: Applied Multivariate Analyses
  • PSY 494 Independent Research in Psychology



Psychometric Methods for Test Fairness and Validation, Multilevel Modeling, Item Response Theory, Large-Scale Assessment, Propensity Score, Categorical Data Analysis, Faking in Psychological Assessments, Innovative Item Formats