Joey Lee

Columbia University

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Joey J. Lee is Senior Lecturer of Technology and Education, Director of the Games Research Lab and Coordinator of the M.A. Program in Design and Development of Digital Games at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Research Areas

He designs, develops and studies games and game-like experiences such as immersive technologies (e.g. virtual reality and augmented reality) for education and social impact. His projects include eudaimonic game design (i.e., designing interactive experiences to support people reaching their full potential), the study of ethics in technology design (i.e., the possible positive or negative impacts of technology on human relationships and well-being), and the creation of digital and non-digital games for climate change education, motivation, identity formation, and cross-cultural education.


Google Virtual Reality Research Award National Science Foundation - Co-PI of Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Grant ($5.65 million USD over 5 years) National Science Foundation - Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Supplemental Grant Pennsylvania Governor’s School in Information Technology Grant. Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Institute Grant NSF-Funded Research Fellow position for Technology Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) Project NSF-Funded Funded LIFE Graduate Fellow Pennsylvania State University Graduate Teaching Fellow