Monica G. Lee

Monica G. Lee
Senior Research Associate, Annenberg Institute,
Brown University

Monica G. Lee is a senior research associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. She is also program manager and research adviser at EveryDay Labs, which partners with school districts and uses behavioral science to reduce absenteeism. Lee's research interests include nudge experiments in education, as well as examining non-cognitive factors, such as absenteeism and social-emotional learning, through a quantitative lens. Her background as a first-generation college student and immigrant informs her work and scholarly interests. She was previously a researcher in the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Lee received her MEd in education policy and management from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her MA in economics and her PhD in educational policy from Stanford University.

updated 2022



Publications by Monica G. Lee
Reclassification can be an important juncture in the academic experience of English learners (ELs). Literature has explored the potential for reclassification to influence academic outcomes like achievement, but its impact on social-emotional…
Consistent Gender Differences in Students’ Self-Efficacy
Academic self-efficacy is a student’s belief in their ability to perform within a school environment. Prior research shows that students experience a drop in academic self-efficacy during middle school that is particularly steep for female students…