Jade Caines Lee, Ph.D., is a faculty member for the Master in Public Policy degree program at the Carsey School of Public Policy. She is also an Assistant Professor of Education in the UNH Education Department and an Affiliate Assistant Professor with the UNH Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education. Professor Lee’s primary research interests relate to educational assessment and evaluation. She studies validity and fairness issues as it relates to instrument development, evaluates interventions that may improve teaching and learning, and collaborates with practitioners in order to increase stakeholder participation in assessment and evaluation design.
Prior to her arrival at UNH, she spent almost 2 years as an Institute of Education Sciences’ postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and almost 10 years as a K-12 public school teacher in New York City and the metro-Atlanta, GA region. Also, Professor Lee has worked as a researcher for several organizations, including the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. At UNH she teaches several face-to-face classes (e.g., Introduction to Statistics) and several online courses (e.g., Introduction to Research Methods and Introduction to Educational Evaluation). Professor Lee has also co-developed a graduate certificate program called "Assessment, Evaluation, and Policy" that gives graduate students and professionals an opportunity to hone their skills in the design, development, implementation, and analysis of a broad range of assessments.