Che-Wei Lee is a descendant of the Paiwan tribe, one of the 16 officially recognized Austronesian-speaking indigenous peoples of Taiwan. His tribal name is Paljaljim Rusagasag. Lee is a doctoral student in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and a project associate in the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE), which is located in the School of Education. His research interests include comparative education; the experiences of underrepresented minority faculty in higher education institutions; qualitative methodology; indigenous research paradigms; indigenous knowledge systems; faculty diversity and professional development; the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty of color; and organizational practices that advance the participation of diverse faculty and the legitimacy of diverse scholarship. His teaching interests and experience are in the areas of comparative education, indigenous education, and qualitative methodology. His recent publications include a co-authored article entitled, “Student Evaluation of Teaching as a Disciplinary Mechanism: A Foucauldian Analysis” (forthcoming), which has been accepted for publication in the Review of Higher Education, and a co-authored chapter entitled, “Policy Debates and Indigenous Education: The Trialectic of Language, Culture, and Identity”, which is included in Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity (Jacob, Cheng, and Porter 2015, 39-61). Lee received his M.A. from the Graduate Institute of Education at National Chung Cheng University (CCU) in Taiwan in 2008, with an emphasis in indigenous-education issues of culture, language, and identity as they relate to secondary education, the sociology of education, and education-policy analysis. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies at CCU, Lee earned his B.Ed. from Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Education. Since 2010, Lee has been an active member of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), presenting his papers to the CIES special interest groups for Language Issues, Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy, and Higher Education.
Project Associate – 2010-Present
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