- Ph.D. in educational psychology, University of Florida
- M.A.E. in educational psychology, University of Florida
- B.S. in psychology, University of Florida
Cognition, reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, learning, STEM education, teaching
- Co-principal investigator for the DRK12 Next Generation Alliance for Science Education Toolkit (Next Gen ASET) (NSF DRL 1418440)
- Co-principal investigator on the Science Partnership for Innovative Instruction (SPFII) (California Mathematics and Science Partnership grant)
- Served as a postdoctoral scholar on a NSF MSP Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership (NSF DRL 0962804)
- Bae, C. L.Hayes, K. N., Seitz, J., O'Connor, D., & DiStefano, R. (2016). A coding tool for examining the substance of teacher professional learning and change with example cases from middle school science lesson study. Teaching and Teacher Education, 60, 164-178.
- Lee, C. S., Hayes, K. N., Seitz, J. C., DiStefano, R., & O'Connor, D. (2016). Examining motivational structures that differentially predict engagement and achievement in middle school science. International Journal of Science Education, 38(2), 192-215.
- Redifer, J. L., Therriault, D. J., Lee, C. S., and Schroeder, A. (2016). Strategy instruction and the working memory-cognitive load interaction: Contributions to mathematical problem-solving. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 420-429.
- Lee, C. S., & Therriault, D. J. (2013). The cognitive underpinnings of creative thought: A latent variable analysis exploring the roles of intelligence and working memory in three creative thinking processes. Intelligence, 41, 306-320.
Dr. Christine Lee Bae’s research focuses on applying principles of educational and cognitive psychology to teaching and learning across the K-20 continuum. She has worked on several interdisciplinary STEM education projects that include studies of problem solving among college engineering students, middle school science teaching and learning in urban contexts, and secondary science teacher preparation.
A related line of her research focuses on cognition in higher education, exploring topics such as strategies that promote meaningful learning and executive processes related to creative thinking.
Bae's teaching experience includes courses in human development across the lifespan, child development for inclusive education, and research methods in cognition and learning. At VCU, she is currently teaching advanced educational psychology for secondary teachers, and human development and learning.