Dr. Anita N. Lee is an Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her research interests are in measurement and evaluation of physical activity and exercise science, research methods and design in exercise science, and physical activity and public health. Dr. Lee’s peer-reviewed scholarly presentations frequently feature at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) national convention, Eastern District AAHPERD (EDA) convention, Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) conference, and the National Coaching Conference (NCC) hosted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). She is also an active academic journal reviewer of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD), Journal of Exercise and Sport Fitness, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Sport Exercise, and Performance Psychology, and Journal of Coaching Education.
Dr. Lee served as the Chair of Research Committee at EDA, Chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council at the American Association of Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR), and Portfolio Review Coordinator of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). She is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS), Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), and certified Group Exercise Leader (GEL). Dr. Lee earned the Bachelor of Arts (Honor) in Physical Education and Recreation Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, Master of Science in Recreation Management and Doctor of Physical Education at Springfield College, Massachusetts.
Dr. Lee has coached collegiate swimming for eight years, first at Springfield College for the men’s and women’s team, then at Plymouth State University, where she assist the teams to many successful seasons. Dr. Lee is a life member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). She is also an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and First Aid Instructor. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Lee was a competitive swimmer and triathlete in Hong Kong, a member of the Hong Kong National Junior Triathlon Squad, two time delegate to the Asian Triathlon Championships, and qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in 1991. She was also the finalists of Hong Kong National Swimming Championships and Hong Kong Intercollege Swimming Championship for multiple times.