Professor emeritus of Human Development, Cornell University.
Lee Lee was born in Suzhou, China and received her early education in Hong Kong.
She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and mathematics in 1957, followed
by a master's degree in clinical psychology at Ohio University in 1959 and a Ph.D.
degree in developmental psychology at Ohio State University in 1968. Lee joined the
Cornell faculty in 1968 as an assistant professor. It is believed that she was the
first woman professor of Asian ancestry appointed at Cornell. Her teaching areas
included experimental child psychology, research methods, personality and social
development, Asian-American identity, and cross-cultural issues in development.
She was instrumental in the development of the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell,
and served as its founding director from 1987-1992.