Dr. Jeongmin Lee is an educational researcher with over a decade of experience working in international education and development in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East with expertise in early childhood and primary education, teacher pedagogy and well-being, and education policy and program analysis. She has been the principal/co-principal investigator on studies of early literacy development, social and emotional well-being, teacher program development, and child and teacher assessment in low-resource and fragile contexts. Jeongmin is well-versed in quantitative research methods, including causal inference, structural equation modeling, and psychometric measurement as well as qualitative research methods, including discourse and content analysis and case studies. Her work has been published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Comparative Education, Literacy, and Teaching and Teacher Education, among other journals.
Before joining the GC-DWC, Jeongmin was the Senior Research Advisor at the International Rescue Committee where she led various aspects of the research process, from design and implementation through to instrument development, analysis, and dissemination. Jeongmin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in International Education Policy and a Master of Science in Educational Measurement and Statistics from Florida State University. She has been the recipient of a Legacy Fellowship and a Save-University Partnership for Educational Research Fellowship.