Victor R. Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. Through his research, he tries to understand the new opportunities for people of all ages to learn STEM content and practices with the support of emerging digital technologies. Current research examines the use of wearable activity tracker technology to support learning of elementary statistics, how wearables could be used to detect interest development in situ, diabetes education, and the changing nature of physical libraries into youth spaces for STEM learning and digital making. For more information about some of his research projects, both past and present, please refer to his lab's website.
Victor completed his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego with emphasis in cognitive science, human computer interaction, and mathematics. He earned his doctorate in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University where he was supported for several years through a fellowship with the NSF-funded Center for Curriculum Materials in Science. Since leaving the midwest and beginning his professional academic career, Victor has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Jan Hawkins Award, and a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation. His recent book, Learning Technologies and the Body (published by Routledge), is the first compendium of current research of embodied technologies for learning. With Abigail Phillips, he is preparing a new book, Reconceptualizing Libraries: Perspectives from the Information and Learning Sciences (publication expected 2018). When not traveling for conferences or meetings, Victor is usually working or playing in the mountains of northern Utah.