Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gloria Lee is a professor of rehabilitation counseling and the director of the doctoral program in Rehabilitation Counselor Education. Her research interests focus on psychosocial adjustment of caregivers and individuals with disabilities. Her research interests focus on the interplay of psychosocial adjustment of caregiving families and individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, with the focus on the identification of personal stressors, environmental stressors, and unmet needs that contribute to less-than-optimal outcomes. Dr. Lee also focuses on the development and validation of intervention to alleviate these unmet needs to improve psychosocial outcomes of caregivers and individuals with disabilities. Current intervention work includes family psychoeducation, transition psychoeducation, emotion regulation, and positive psychology for caregiving families and individuals with disabilities. Clinical populations that her research focuses on include neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities) and other chronic illnesses (e.g., multiple sclerosis, mental illness). She has published about about 90 articles and book chapters, as well as disseminated over 60 professional conference presentations in the areas of psychosocial adjustment and vocational rehabilitation. Lee has been a principal investigator or co-investigator of various federal and state research grants in autism and social skills training grants. She is a three-time recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) research award and the National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s President’s Award.