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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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.