Dr Nicholas Lee

Dr Nicholas Lee

  • Head - Centre for English Language Studies
  • Head of English for Specific Academic Purposes Unit


Dr Nicholas Lee has held various portfolios in different educational settings in Malaysia both at early childhood and tertiary levels where he was most recently Academic Director of a local college. As Academic Director, he oversaw the implementation of project-based learning across programmes and, together with his team, collaborated with SMEs, MNCs and NGOs to provide students with meaningful, interdisciplinary projects. As an educator, he is a proponent of active learning and blended-learning, providing students with both context as well as the ability to apply theories and concepts. His PhD in Education with a focus on teachers’ classroom practices in Malaysian public schools is nearing completion. In his free time, he enjoys good food, NBA basketball, and sci-fi movies and novels.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • BA in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Minor in Education) (2003)

Research Interests

  • Comparative education (focused on Malaysia)
  • Education reform
  • Knowledge construction and classroom teaching practices
  • Design thinking and creativity