Shinhye Lee is an associate research scientist in the Center for Language Education and Assessment Research at ETS. Prior to joining ETS in 2020, she worked as assessment and pedagogy coordinator at the University of Chicago Language Center where she oversaw a university-wide initiative in supporting the curricular and assessment practices of foreign language instructors. She also completed her Ph.D. in second language studies at Michigan State University in 2018. During her doctoral studies, she conducted research on the interface between oral task design and test-taker cognition by utilizing cognitive research methodologies such as eye tracking.
At ETS, her work spans research and content-development projects. In terms of research, she is both involved in and leading projects supporting the TOEIC®and the TOEFL®tests. She is also expanding her line of research in eye tracking to leverage the methodology in exploring the relationship between technology enhanced task design and test performance. With regard to content development, she has been contributing to the development of an online teacher training course for primary-level teachers of young language learners.
Lee completed her undergraduate and master’s work in South Korea. She holds an M.A. in teaching English as a foreign language from Ewha Womans University and a B.A. in history education and English education from Hongik University.