Research Interests

Graduate teaching assistant professional development, culturally responsive pedagogy, biology education

My education research is focused on implementing and evaluating culturally responsive pedagogy in biology courses. I am also interested in how faculty and graduate teaching assistants approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in the science classroom.

Current Research Projects:

  1. Evaluate how faculty and universities support undergraduate students who are involved in faculty-mentored research.
  2. Determine efficacy of graduate teaching assistant professional development programs.

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Bio Sci 9B – Biology and Chemistry of Food and Cooking

Bio Sci 100 – Scientific Writing

Bio Sci D111L – Developmental and Cell Biology Lab


Ung, P., Yonezawa, M., Lee, S., and Cook, D. B. Thinking like a scientist. Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database, 2020.

Lee, S. W., and Ing, M. Does the match between gender and race of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduates improve student performance in introductory biology? CBE Life Sciences Education, 19:ar57, 1-10, 2020.

Lee, S. W. The impact of a pedagogy course on the teaching beliefs of inexperience graduate teaching assistants. CBE Life Sciences Education, 18:ar5, 1-12, 2019.

Thompson, M., Pastorino, L., Lee, S., and Lipton, P. Research and Teaching: Re-envisioning the introductory science course as a cognitive apprenticeship. Journal of College Science Teaching, 46(1): 84-91, 2016.

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