KyungSook Lee, Ph.D., is a research associate for University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) at Michigan State University. Lee has extensive experience working in UOE since 2008 on community-based research projects, including Wiba Anung, Promoting Academic Success, Healthy Babies, and Head Start on Science, for which she serves as data manager, data analyst, and report writer. Her work focuses on maintaining complex longitudinal data sets and conducting sophisticated analyses of quantitative data using various statistical software tools. The statistical methods she has experienced include latent variable modeling, multilevel models, longitudinal analysis, psychometrics, survival analysis, missing data imputation, and complex samples.
Lee has research interests in the application of quantitative methods in community-based research projects that address family environmental factors, classroom quality, and cognitive and social–emotional development for young children at risk. She is interested in exploring and assessing the sustainability of addressing complex problems within social and human behavioral systems using system dynamics modeling techniques.
Gerde, H. K., Pierce, S. J., Lee, K., & Van Egeren, L. (2015). Early childhood educators' self-efficacy in science, math, and literacy instruction and science practice in the classroom. Manuscript in preparation for submission to Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
Lee, K., & Cho, S. I. (2015). The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASSTM), Pre-K in USA and Finland: A meta-analysis. Journal of Early Childhood Education, 35(2), 293-317.
Lee, K., Saenz, G., Farrell, P., McKinney, M., Lewis, C., Tichenor, K., & Davis, J. (2015). The effectiveness of a mentoring program for young minority boys on academic and attitudinal outcomes.
Fitzgerald, H. E., Farrell, P., Barnes, J., Belleau, A., Gerde, H. K., Thompson, N. L., Lee, K., Calcatera, M., Parish, A. (2013). Wiba Anung: Co-creating a sustainable partnership with Michigan’s American Indian Head Start programs. In H. E. Fitzgerald & J. Primavera (Eds.), Going public: Civic and community engagement (pp. 137-161). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
Nunn, A., McNall, M., & Lee, K. (2016). Family engagement perception study: Final results. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative.
Lee, K., & McNall, M. (2015). iMath evaluation. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.
The immigrant health paradox: Are Arab immigrants in the U.S. an exception?
Nawyn, S. J., Lee, K., Samari, G., & Hassoun, R. (2017, August 12-15). The immigrant health paradox: Are Arab immigrants in the U.S. an exception? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montréal, Canada.
Using engaged scholarship and developmental systems framework to move forward AI/AN early childhood development research
Barnes-Najor, J. V., Lee, K., Cameron, A., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2017, April 6-8). Using engaged scholarship and developmental systems framework to move forward AI/AN early childhood developmental research. In R. McCall (Chair), Developmental science, community engagement scholarship, and systemic engagement. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence?
Morris, B., Van Egeren, L., Lee, K., Schwarz, C., & Pierce, S. J. (2017, April 6-8). Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence? Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.