Virginia S. Lee is principal and senior consultant of Virginia S. Lee & Associates, a consulting firm based in Durham, NC, specializing in teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. She has special expertise in faculty/educational development, inquiry-guided learning, course and curriculum development, program- and course-based assessment and the planning and implementation of institution-wide undergraduate education reform efforts including quality enhancement plans. A new and growing interest is how colleges and universities can support students’ broader development as human beings including their pressing questions regarding identity and life purpose. Over the past seven years she has worked with approximately 70 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, China, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. She is a Former President (2007-2010) of the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the largest professional organization for faculty and educational developers in higher education in North America. She was selected as a Fulbright Specialist in 2010 for a term of five years.
Previously, Lee served as Associate Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, North Carolina State University, and Director, Graduate Student Teaching Programs, and Consultant, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. At both universities she held adjunct faculty appointments, taught a graduate-level course on college teaching, and served on masters’ and dissertation committees. For five years, she taught as a part-time instructor in psychology at Durham Technical Community College.
Lee is on the editorial review boards of Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of Faculty Development, and To Improve the Academy. She is the editor of Teaching and Learning through Inquiry: A Guidebook for Institutions and Instructors (Stylus; 2004) that describes key aspects of the inquiry-guided learning initiative at NC State, which she led. She also edited a New Directions for Teaching and Learning volume, Inquiry-guided Learning, published in Spring 2012; it includes eight institutional case studies from colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and New Zealand. She presents nationally and internationally and publishes on a variety of issues concerning teaching and learning in higher education.
She received a Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; M.B.A., Stern School, New York University; and B.A. cum laude (English Literature), Smith College.
Please find a complete Curriculum Vitae at VSLEE_CV_October_2014.