Katherine Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence

Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
CEB 221
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Katherine Lee is a dually-licensed health service (clinical) and school psychologist. She brings experience and expertise from pre-and post-doctoral training in clinical settings and school-based employment to her teaching and supervision in the school psychology program. Dr. Lee feels all students pursuing this profession must be equipped with factual knowledge, sufficient supervised training, foundational ethics, and interpersonal skills to be effective and productive in their work and advocacy.

Dr. Lee earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and later attended Teachers College, Columbia University, where she completed both her master's and doctoral degrees. She serves as the field experience coordinator for the program, as the university liaison for the Nevada Association of School Psychologists, and on the Leadership Council of the Princeton Alumni Association of Nevada. She loves to spend time with her husband and four children in her free time, practice yoga, and reconnect with her friends.

As of 2022, Katherine is also proud to provide university service as a certificated mediator through the Ombuds Office. From her training with Professor Margaret Crowley, she embraces the value of facilitative mediation. She approaches mediation with a compassionate, open mind to assist parties with communication and refocus them on their shared interests rather than opposing positions.

Research Expertise

Katherine's undergraduate research investigated cultural identity and motivation. Topics of interest during her graduate studies included cognitive-behavioral therapy and depression, PTSD in youth, and the neurocognitive effects of lead exposure in children. While at UNLV, she has been on dissertation committees that covered topics such as executive functioning in students with math anxiety and/or ADHD, white fragility in schools, mass shooter profiles, emotional vs. service animals and ADA, and neuropsychological profiles of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.