For Students, Faculty, and Staff: MyU One Stop


Amy Lee

PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Composition Studies
M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, English
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Writing Studies .
214 NCCE

315 Pillsbury Dr SE
Tel: 612-624-3445

Areas of Interest

Critical pedagogy; Teacher development in higher education; Engaging diversity and supporting equity in undergraduate classrooms; Composition/writing studies; Intercultural pedagogy.

What motivates me in my work?

The moment, in teaching and in learning, where resistance and struggle give way to knowledge and understanding. Facilitating this breakthrough for students and educators, and allowing challenge to continually reframe my awareness, motivates how I teach, lead and learn.  I am also motivated by supporting change in higher education so that it better serves, reflects, and contributes to the diversity of our global community. 

Research Interests


Selected Publications

  1. Books

    Lee, A., Poch, R., O’Brien, M.K., & Solheim, C. (Forthcoming). Developing Intercultural Pedagogy.

    Lee, A., & Williams, R. D. (Eds.) (In press). Engaging Dissonance: Pedagogy for Mindful Global Citizenship in Higher Education. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

    Lee, A., & Williams, R. D. (Eds.). (2015).  Internationalizing undergraduate education: Critical conversations across the curriculum.  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 

    Lee, A., Poch, R., Williams, R. D., & Shaw, M. (2012). Engaging diversity in undergraduate classrooms: A pedagogy for developing intercultural competence. Association for the Study of Higher Education Series. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.                 

    Gallagher, C., & Lee, A. (2008). Teaching writing that matters. Theory into Practice Series.  New York, NY: Scholastic Press.

    Lee, A. (2001). Composing critical pedagogies: Teaching writing as revision. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, Refiguring English Studies Series.

  2. Recent Articles/Chapters


    Shaw, M., Lee, A., & Williams, R. D. (2015). Formative journeys of first-year college students: tensions and intersections with intercultural theory. Higher Education Research and Development,  34  (1) , pp. 188-204.

    Lee, A., & Williams, R. D. (2015). Designing intercultural interactions: Student reflections. In Osewska, E. (Ed), Education and creativity (pp.67-74).  Warsaw, Poland: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kardynala Stefana Wyszynskiego.  

    Mestenhauser, J., Hegeman-Davis, R., Lee, A., & Williams, R.D. (2015). On the hologram of international education.” In Williams, R.D., &  Lee, A. (Eds)  Internationalizing undergraduate education: Critical conversations across the curriculum (pp. 4-15).  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 

    Williams, R. D. & Lee, A., (2015). Internationalizing higher education: Critical collaborations.  In Williams, R.D., &  Lee, A. (Eds)  Internationalizing undergraduate education: Critical conversations across the curriculum (pp.xi-xv).  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 

    Lee, A., Williams, R. D., Shaw, M., & Jie, Y. (2014). First year students’ perspectives on intercultural learning.  Teaching in Higher Education. 19(5), 543-554.

     Lee, A., Williams, R. D., & Hassan, C. (2014). First-year students’ reflections on a personal narrative assignment. eSource for College Transition, 11(2), 7-11.

    Williams, R. D., Lee, A., Link, A., & Ernst, D. (2014). Minding the gaps: Mobile technologies and student perceptions of technology. International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Review, 4, Article 1.

     Lee, A., Williams, R. D., & Kilaberia, R. (2012). Engaging diversity in first-year college classrooms. Innovative Higher Education, 37(3), 199-213.