Diane Lee

Diane Lee

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Brighton Hall 131
(916) 278-3787

Office Hours

Spring 2018
Mondays: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Joined Faculty: September 2014

Quote of Personal Interest

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” - Dolly Parton

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Resilience and flourishing of at-risk youths from diverse cultural backgrounds
Family, school, and culture
Socio-emotional development
Acculturation stress and coping

Courses Taught

  • CHDV 133: Research in Human Development
  • CHDV 137/L: Cognitive Development
  • CHDV 145: Controversial Issues in Childhood Development, Education, and Social Policy
  • CHDV 247: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Cross-cultural Development

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., Developmental and Psychological Sciences - Child and Adolescent Development, Stanford University
B.A., Human Development, Brown University
B.A., Mathematics, Brown University

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Graduate Teaching Fellow, Stanford University (2013-2014)
  • Fulbright - English Teaching Assistant, Seokcheon Middle School, South Korea (2007-2008)

Select Publications

Lee, D. S., Dang, T. G., Ulibas-Pascual, J., Gordon Biddle, K. A., Heller de Leon, B., Elliott, D., & Gorter, J. (2017). Exploring the Influence of Efficacy Beliefs and Homework Help in Predicting Reading Achievement Among Underserved Children in an Afterschool Program. Urban Review.

Lee, D. S. (2016). The Resilience of Transracial Korean American Adoptees: Cultural Crisis and the Mediating Effects of Family Conflict and Cohesiveness during Adversity. Adoption Quarterly.

Lee, D. S., & Padilla, A. M. (2016). Predicting South Korean University Students' Happiness through Social Support and Efficacy Beliefs. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38(1).

Lee, D. S. & Padilla, A. M. (2014). Acculturative Stress and Coping: Gender Differences among Korean and Korean American University Students. Journal of College Student Development, 55(3).

Borrero, N., Lee, D. S., & Padilla, A. M. (2013). Developing a Culture of Resilience for Low-Income Immigrant Youth. The Urban Review, 45(2).


Last updated: February 7, 2018
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