Okhee Lee is a leading scholar recognized for her work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education with diverse K-12 student groups.
Thirty years of research has culminated in her mission to develop English language proficiency standards that will end disparities in STEM subjects for students who are learning English as an additional language in public schools.
Okhee’s regular publications in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), have put her on the national stage for boldly taking on controversial topics that affect diverse student groups across the nation.
Okhee discusses the significance of her 2019 study, “Aligning English Language Proficiency Standards with Content Standards: Shared Opportunity and Responsibility Across English Learner Education and Content Areas,” in an AERA video.
Her current work involves integrating multiple STEM disciplines to address equity and social justice for all students, with a focus on English learners.