Department of Educational Leadership

Dan Lee

Associate Dean

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Education

1998, University of Maine, Orono, ME - Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Dissertation: “The effects of public school choice on the academic achievement of minority students”

1991, University of Maine, Orono, ME - Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration 

1980, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME - M.S. in Educational Administration

1977, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME - B.S. in English            

Additional Educational Experiences

Appointed Brooks Fellow at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.  Awarded certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, July 2008

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Principals Center.  Awarded certificate of completion for the Principal and School Improvement, July 1985

                                                                                                                    

Teaching Experience

School Administrative District No. 27, Fort Kent, ME, Middle School Teacher,  1977 – 1980

Research Interests

Measurement

School Safety

Rural School Education

School Leadership

Projects

Lee, D., Atkins, T., & Alwell, M. (2017). School leaders' attitudes toward special inclusion survey [Measurement Instrument]. University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Kero, P., Lee, D., Matt, J. McCaw, B., and O’Reilly, F. (2014, November).  The Montana Educator Performance Appraisal System: A Study Conducted by the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Montana.  Helena, MT: Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Matt, J., McCaw, B., O’Reilly, F., Kero, P. & Lee D. (2015).  EdReady Investigation Phase II: Final Report.  Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana University System. 

Selected Publications

PRESENTATIONS

Lee, D. & Kerscher, L. (2018, August).  Rural Schools, Standards-Based Teacher Evaluation and Technology's Odyssean Promise.  International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE 2018).  Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 

Lee, D.  (2018, August). Research in Pedagogy. Presented to International Scholarly Exchange Curriculum Program (ISEC). Assessment Management and Faculty Instruction Design Group. University of Montana.

Rudge, L.T., Johnson, D., Shipman, D., Shattuk, A., Johnson, C. Kessler, J. & Lee. D. (2918, February). Montana International Baccalaureate Symposium. Symposium sponsored by SHAPE 20, Phi Delta Kappa and the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, Missoula, MT. 

Lee, D., Matt, J., O’Reilly, F., Kero, P., & McCaw, WP. (2018, May).  Leadership Seminar: Organizational Behavior, Humphrey International Leadership and Sustainability Fellows Program.  University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Lee, D. & Glaes, E. (2018, February). Fostering Student participation in online course discussions.  Faculty Development Session.  University of Montana.

Lee, D. (2018, January). Assessing Learning Outcomes & Rubrics. International Scholarly Exchange Curriculum Program (ISEC). Bohai University, Jinzhou Shi, Liaoning Sheng, China.

Atkins, T., Lee, D., & Alwell, M. (2017).  Preparing inclusionary leaders in Montana. CEEDAR Cross-State Convening, Chicago, IL.

Lee, D.  (2017, August). Research in Pedagogy. Presented to International Scholarly Exchange Curriculum Program (ISEC). Assessment Management and Faculty Instruction Design Group. University of Montana.

Lee, D., Matt, J., O’Reilly, F., Kero, P., & McCaw, W.P. (2017, May).  Leadership Seminar: Organizational Behavior, Humphrey International Leadership and Sustainability Fellows Program.  University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Lee, D., Spear, R. & Kero, P., (2017, April).  Perceptions of Social Presence Among Public University Graduate Students Enrolled in Synchronous and Asynchronous Coursework.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Atteberry, C., Clarkson, M., Kero, P., & Lee, D. (2016, March). Robotic Telepresence in Hybrid Courses.  Panel Presentation. Xli 2016: Extended Learning Institute, Great Falls, MT. 

McCaw, W. P., O’Reilly, F. L., Kero, P. M., Lee, D., & Matt, J. (2016, February). Emerging Technologies: Do They Enhance or Inhibit Equity?  Panel Presentation. 12th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference. Spokane, WA.

Lee. D. (2015, November). Architectural and Engineering Services Selection: A View from the Trenches. CTA Architects Engineers (WebEx Presentation). Missoula, MT.

Lee, D. (2014, October).  The Common Core: A National Perspective. Montana Conference of Education Leadership. Billings, MT.

McCaw, W. P., O’Reilly, F. L., Kero, P. M., Lee, D., & Matt, J. (2015, February). The space between us. Panel Presentation. 11th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference. Spokane, WA.

Lee, D. (2015, April). Organizational Behavior.  Humphrey Fellows, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Lee, D., Matt, J., O’Reilly, F., Kero, P., & McCaw, WP. (2015, May).  Leadership Seminar: Organizational Behavior, Humphrey International Leadership and Sustainability Fellows Program.  University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Publications

Lee, D., Spear, R., & Kero, P. (2017, April).  Perceptions of Social Presence Among Public University Graduate Students Enrolled in Synchronous and Asynchronous Coursework.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 575 001)

Kero, P., & Lee, D. (2016). Likert is Pronounced “LICK-urt” not “LIE-kurt” and the Data are Ordinal not Interval. Journal of Applied Measurement, 17(4).

Kero, P., & Lee, D. (2015). Slider scales and web-based surveys: A cautionary note. Journal of Research Practice, 11(1), Article V1. Retrieved
from  http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/513/414

Lee, D. (2015).  Common Sense Advice. American School Board Journal, 201(2), 23-24.

Lee, D. (2013, March 18), Stop clowning around on state budget.  Bangor Daily News, p. A5.

Lee, D. (2012, December 20), One Maine superintendent’s view: Congress should assign safety officers in public schools.  Bangor Daily News, p. A5.

Lee, D. Maddaus, J., Coladarci, T., & Donaldson G. A, (1999, April).  The Effects of Public School Choice on the Academic Achievement of Minority Students.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 431 793)

Lee, D., Coladarci, T., & Donaldson G. A, (1996, April).  Effects of school choice on academic commitment and academic achievement: Evidence from NELS:88.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 429 370)

Maddaus, J. and Lee, D. (1993, October).  Public School Choice Policy for Maine.  Margaret Chase Smith Center’s Focus on Public Policy, 4, p. 5.

Professional Experience

Brewer School Department, Brewer, ME  Superintendent of Schools,  2005 – 2013

Maine School Administrative District No. 3, Unity, ME  Superintendent of Schools,   2002 – 2005

University of Maine, Orono, ME  Adjunct Professor, 1998 – 2002

Bangor School Department, Bangor, ME  Principal, 1988 – 2002 

Bangor School Department, Bangor, ME  Assistant Principal, 1986 – 1988

School Union No. 102, Machias, ME  Supervising Principal and Director of Adult Education, 1983 – 1986

University of Washington, Seattle, WA  On-Site Researcher  1980 – 1983

International Experience

Traveled with other educators in 2002 to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) under the direction of Primary Source in Watertown, MA.  The study tour focused on the cultures and ethnography of Southwest China, home of the largest number and greatest variety of indigenous peoples in the PRC; visited numerous schools in rural and urban settings.  

Hobbies

Fishing, bicycling and enjoying Montana's outdoors.