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Kate Lee

Senior Media Producer


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Henshaw D, 205



M.S.Ed in Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology, Johns Hopkins University

M.S.Ed in Higher Education, James Madison University

B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Mary Baldwin College

Kate is a member of the Learning, Research & Technology group, and a strong advocate for media that informs and inspires, both through production and education. During her tenure, she has produced educational content for high profile multimedia projects, including the edX Psychology of Political Activism course, Executive Education’s Taking Control of Your Online Reputation video series, and The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell documentary. Kate's primary focus is to facilitate knowledge building and creativity through the leverage of digital media technology. Working closely with faculty and colleagues, she designs unique learning opportunities for undergraduates to develop digital media fluency and aptitude, and provides information, consultation, and design support for digital media scholarship.

Prior to Smith, Kate served as Media Consultant at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she built and managed a professional video and audio recording studio.

As an advocate of media coverage for women in sport, Kate has produced programming for the NCAA, the USOC, and ESPN, including the first national women’s basketball podcast show. She is author of Just for the Love of It, winner of the Women’s Sports Foundation Journalism Award, and Life in a Ziplock Bag, a personal reflection of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Research & Professional Interests

Instructional design, digital media literacy, gamification, experiential learning

Publications & Presentations

Caris, Jon, Kathryn Lee, Tracy Tien. "Drone Technology in Higher Education: Aerial Imagery and Cinematography." workshop for NorthEast Regional Computing Program, Northampton, MA, June 6-8, 2018.

Lee, Kathryn. "Technology Leadership for School Improvement: Digital Media Practicum Program” Master’s thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 2017.

Lee, Kathryn. "Digital Media Ethics for Student Producers" SmithVideo (blog), July 26, 2016,

Lee, Kathryn. "Digital Media Literacy: Essential Skills for Inquiry and Expression.” Paper presented for Data-Driven Decision-Making for Schools and Organizations, Baltimore, MD, July 2015.

Lee, Kathryn, producer, The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell. 2014; Northampton, MA: Smith College. DVD.

Professional Affiliations

EDUCAUSE ID2ID Learning Initiative Peer Mentor; Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) professional development instructor; Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Advisor Network mentor; Adobe Education Leadership Program (AEL) master trainer; Apple Certified Professionals master trainer