Gloria Lee

Gloria K. Lee


Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education



Gloria K. Lee, associate professor and director of the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling at the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, received her doctorate in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is a certified rehabilitation counselor and has been a rehabilitation counseling educator for more than 10 years. She is a research member of the Institute for Autism Research in Buffalo, N.Y., where she has worked with families and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and established her research in family studies in ASD.

Within her broad research agenda, Lee’s autism-related research focuses on:

  • how psychosocial variables, including stress, coping mechanisms, emotional regulations, social support, and resilient factors, as well as interventions including parent management training effect the well-being of individuals with ASD across the lifespan; and
  • what the vocational needs for transition-age students and young adults with ASD are, particularly focusing on career self-efficacy and social skills for successful employment

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