Crystal Lee, Ed.D.


Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of English Language Arts at North Carolina State University. Her research lies at the nexus of teacher education, literacy, community engagement, and underserved youth including immigrant and refugee youth.

Crystal is the founder and director of The Literacy and Community Initiative, a university-community partnership that amplifies student voices through student publication, advocacy, and leadership. She also serves as the vice chair on the board of directors of CORRAL Riding Academy, a faith-motivated non-profit that equips adolescent girls in high-risk situations through a long-term, holistic program of equine therapy and education. She received her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.