Anna K Lee

Interim Associate Dean

Anna K Lee
College of Health & Human Sciences


New Science Building 230
B.S.Psychology / Southern University and A&M College
M.S.Psychology / Howard University
Ph.D.Psychology / Howard University


Dr. Anna Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Lee received her PhD degree in social psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a BS degree in psychology from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She teaches courses in Black Psychology, Community Psychology, Applied Health Psychology and Media Psychology. She maintains an active research laboratory and serves on department, college and university committees.

Research Interests

My research focus is on the impact of structural inequities (i.e., racism, sexism, discrimination and stigma) on health and education outcomes among people of color. Recent projects include: 1) examining gendered racism, sexism and advancement of women of color in the academy, 2) exploring factors that influence Black high school students pursuit of STEM careers, and 3) identifying promoters of HBCU student success. My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Spencer Foundation and the Minority Male Health Initiative (MMHI). I am co-director of the Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) collaborative.

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Recent Publications

  • Anna Lee, Kellina Craig-Henderson (2005). (Interethnic aggression and willingness to help: Judgments of Black and White victims and perpetrators). (5) 33, pp. 513-522. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal.
  • Anna Lee (2008). (Beyond Perceptions of Whites: African American evaluations of other ethnic groups). Griot: Journal of African American Studies.
  • Michele Lewis, Anna Lee (2009). (Critical consciousness in introductory psychology: A historically black university context). 1, pp. 50-60. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences.
  • Anna Lee, Tracie Lee-Roberson (2009). (The Problem, Prevalence and Consequences of Race-Based Crime). Journal of Justice Studies & The Center for Community Safety at WSSU.
  • Cecile Yancu, Anna Lee, Daphne Witherspoon, Correll McRae (2012). (Participant recruitment of African American college students at an historically black college and university (HBCU): Challenges and strategies for health-related research). (Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice) (1) 5, pp. 5. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  • Naomi Hall-Byers, Anna Lee, Daphne Witherspoon (2014). (Factors Influencing Dating Experiences Among African American Emerging Adults). (3) 2, pp. 184-194. Emerging Adulthood.
  • Anna Lee, Naomi Hall-Byers (2015). (Infusing global awareness in the college classroom: The use of an international faculty development experience). Pedagogy and the Human Sciences.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Naomi Hall, Cecile Yancu, Micha Meyers (2016). (The stressors of being young and Black: Cardiovascular health and Black young adults). pp. 1-31. Psychology and Health.
  • Karen Jackson, Penny Wallin, Anna Lee (2017). (Educators Voices from Integrated Writing and Problem Solving Common Core Workshop). (3) 2, Journal of Research Initiatives.
  • Cecile Yancu, Amber Debono, Anna Lee, Correll McRae (2018). (Prehypertensive Risk Among African-American Undergraduates: Do The Extra Pounds Really Matter?). (4) 11, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  • Anna Lee (2019). (Barriers to the Advancement of Women of Color Faculty in STEM: The Need for Promoting Equity using an Intersectional Framework). (3) 38, Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal.
  • Naomi Hall, Danielle Dickens, Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Sinead Younge (2020). (Colorism and Racial Politics at Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs).). In K.M. Woodson and J. Wadley, (Colorism, Then, Now & Tomorrow: Redefining A Global Phenomenon, with Implications for Policy, Research, and Practice) pp. 101-121. Fielding University Press.
  • Maya Corneille, Anna Lee, Kimberly Harris, Karen Jackson, M Covington (2020). (Developing Culturally and Structurally Responsive Approaches to STEM Education to Advance Education Equity.). (1) 89, pp. 48-57. Journal of Negro Education.
  • Dawn Henderson, S Irsheid, Maya Corneille, Anna Lee, K McLeod, J Jones (2020). (“They Try and Break Us But They Can’t”: The Cultural Ethos Youth of Color Engage and Rely on to Persevere and Navigate Racial Stressors in the U.S. Public Education System). pp. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420942476. Journal of Adolescent Research.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Karen Jackson, Bahby Banks (2021). (Pathways to Institutional Transformation at HBCUS: Recommendations from HBCU Black Women STEM Faculty.). (4) 1, pp. 1-18. SN Social Sciences.
  • Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Anna Lee, Sally Ryman, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Aiken Morgan (2022). (Navigating a Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Knowledge, Sources of Information, and Covid-19 Related Precautions Taken by HBCU Students). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Dispariies.