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Skidmore College
Education Studies
Virginia Rich Lee

Virginia Rich Lee

visiting assistant professor and accreditation officer, Education Studies

Office: Palamountain Hall, 220
Telephone: 518-580-5148


  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Methodology, University at Albany, Albany, New York. (Dissertation: The Relationship between Special Education Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge, Instructional Choices, and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Mathematics), 2011.
  • M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics, University at Albany, Albany, New York.
  • B.A. in Psychology, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  


K-8 Mathematics Instruction, K-8 Science Instruction, Graduate and Undergraduate Level Teacher Education, Differentiated Instruction and Special Education


  • Math, Science and Technology Instruction for Students with Disabilities (ESpe652, University at Albany)
  • Teaching Elementary Mathematics (ED 336)
  • Teaching Elementary Science (ED 338)
  • Introduction to Human Exceptionality (ESpe 560, University at Albany)
  • Participation in and Study of Math, Science, and Technology Programs (ESpe 565, University at Albany)


  • Lee, V. (2012). “Special Education Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge: Implications for Instruction, Teacher Education, and Professional Development”. Presentation at NYS Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Saratoga, New York.

  • May, D.; Domoracki, J.; Lee, V.; Pieper, E.; McLane, M.; Burns, J. and Weiner, R. (2012). “Using Evidence-Based Resources to Educate Effective Teachers”. Presentation at NYSATE/NYACTE Conference, Albany, New York.

  • Lee, V. (2007). “Meeting the needs of the special learner in the mathematics classroom”. Workshop selected for presentation at the Hudson-Mohawk Valley Area Mathematics Conference. Schenectady, New York.

  • Quinn, K. and Lee, V. (2007). The wraparound approach for students with emotional and behavioral disorders: Opportunities for school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 44(1), 101-111.

  • Lee, V. (2006).  Meeting the diverse and special needs of children in mathematics: The mathematics, the students, and the instruction”. Three-day workshop series presented at the Teaching Mathematics for Understanding Summer Institute.  Albany, New York.

  • May, D., Staulters, M., Asaro, K., Gozza-Cohen, M., and Lee, V. (2005). “Training pre-service teachers’ thinking about instruction: Instilling research-based practices in teacher education”. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division and the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 28th Annual National Conference. Portland, Maine.


Federally funded Doctoral Leadership Fellow in Special Education, “Federal Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Special Education”,
United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. 2004- 2009


  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Federally Funded Program Improvement Grant, Research Foundation for the State University of New York. Child Research and Study Center, University at Albany, New York, 2012

  • Research Assistant, 325T Grant, Child Research and Study Center, Research Foundation for the State University of New York. 2011