Aligning English Language Proficiency Standards With Content Standards
American Educational Research Association


Okhee is widely recognized for advancing research, policy, and practice that simultaneously promote science and language learning for all students, including English learners. She has directed research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Spencer Foundation, and other national and state organizations. Read More


Okhee lived her first 25 years in South Korea. She grew up in the countryside, poor but happy. She did well in school, completed her master’s degree, and wanted to do more. She was told there were two suitable choices available to a woman: become a career wife or become a spinster. So, she created a third choice: She left. Read more

National Association for Research in Science Teaching Award
Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award, 2023

News & Blogs

What’s being said about Okhee, and what she’s saying. Read More

Teacher Resources

Educator guides with focus on English learners built on Okhee’s latest research. Read More

Podcasts & Webinars

Podcasts and webinars featuring Okhee on topic. Read More

MSU Commencement Keynote Speaker
Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony, 2022