Donna Brostek Lee, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
233 Taylor Education Building
Donna Brostek Lee is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. Prior to starting at UK, Dr. Lee was an assistant professor and the co-coordinator of the Teaching Children with Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility with Children programs at Western Michigan University. Her specialty is working with children who are blind and visually impaired. Dr. Lee established the Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments which started admitting graduate students in the fall of 2013. She is currently working on the undergraduate aspect of the program.
Dr. Lee is very active in the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and is currently the chair for the Personnel Preparation Division. She also has been a co-director of the Michigan Sports Education Camp for Youths with Visual Impairments for the past three years. Her research interests include sleep problems in young children who are blind and electronic travel aids for the blind. Most recently, Dr. Lee helped to develop an iOS app (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) called ViA with the Braille Institute of America and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). Dr. Lee provides training across the country on the use of iOS devices with the blind and visually impaired.
Dr. Lee received her doctorate from the University of Louisville and was honored to be a National Leadership in Visual Impairment (NCLVI) fellow during her doctoral program. Her master’s degree was in Orientation & Mobility and her bachelor’s degree in teaching was in elementary education and visual impairment. Both degrees were from Western Michigan University.