Assistant Dean of the College for Academic Support and Transfer
Dean Lee directs Brown's academic support center, manages learning initiatives, and administers Brown's transfer advising programs. She came to Brown from Harvard University, where she completed an administrative fellowship sponsored by the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and where she also held an appointment as staff psychologist in the Bureau of Study Counsel. In this role, Dean Lee advised students on a wide range of academic issues and offered workshops that supported students' academic engagement and success. She also led efforts to increase academic support resources for students in their STEM classes.
Prior to her work at Harvard, Dean Lee worked at counseling centers within Wellesley College and Boston University and taught a cross-cultural psychology course for the Boston College Graduate School of Education. While at Boston University, Dean Lee created a support group for international students and organized a culturally sensitive orientation program for Fulbright Scholars. She also served as a resident director at Wellesley College for three years. Before deciding to embark on a career in higher education, Julie worked as a management consultant for Fortune 500 comapnies and led numerous technology and process-improvement projects.
Dean Lee holds a BA in psychology from Wellesley College, an M.Ed. in human development and psychology for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. Her research interests include the impact of acculturation and enculturation on minority students' academic performance, understanding motivation and achievement in college adults, and resilience in college students and young adults.
- Academic Support Services
- Degree Completion
- Home Country Study Away and Transfer Credit (except students on F-1 visas)
- Pre-Brown Transfer Credit from Other Colleges/Universities
- Transfer Student Advising Programs and Support
- Wheaton Cross-Registration