L. Lee Knefelkamp

L. Lee Knefelkamp

AAC&U Mourns the Unexpected Passing of Its Beloved Senior Scholar, L. Lee Knefelkamp

The late L. Lee Knefelkamp was a professor of psychology and education, Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught in the programs of social-organizational psychology and higher education. She also held administrative posts as program coordinator and department chair. She also directed the student development graduate program at the University of Maryland, served as dean of the school of education at American University, and as academic dean of the faculty at Macalester College.

For thirty years, she researched and written about student intellectual, ethical, identity and intercultural development; curriculum transformation; issues of race, ethnicity, and gender; campus climate assessment; and the psychology of organizational change and resistance to change.

She was a senior scholar with AAC&U and was a national panel member for the American Commitments and Greater Expectations initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Higher Education Research
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Institutional Change
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogical Change
  • Intercultural Communication