Wanda Lee

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Faculty Profile

Wanda Lee is a Professor of Counseling at San Francisco State University.

In addition, Lee served as Faculty at the University of Maryland, European Division in West Germany and France from 1986 to 1989. She taught courses in Psychology and Counseling. Previous to her international teaching experience, Lee was Counseling Psychologist for the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Berkeley.

Her Committees and Professional Service Activities include serving as an Accreditation site visit team member for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs [CACREP], a reviewer of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, past Chair of the Department of Counseling, and former Dean of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at San Francisco State.  She was an American Council on Education Fellow in 2011-2012.

Lee is a Full Member of several professional affiliations including the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association [Divisions 35, 45], Asian American Psychological Association, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Stanford University Alumni Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.


  • Ph.D., M.A. Psychology University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 1974-1979 Specialty Areas: Clinical Psychology, Organizational Development

  • B.A. Psychology Stanford University, Stanford, California 1970-1974


  • Lee, W. M. (2009). Immigrants and refugees. In B. Erford (Ed.), The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Lee, W. M., Blando, J., Mizelle, N., & Orozco, G. (2007). Introduction to multicultural counseling for helping professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

  • Lee, W.M. (2004). Therapeutic considerations in work with biracial girls. Women In Therapy. 27(1/2), 203-216. (Reprinted in Biracial women in therapy: Between the rock of gender and the hard place of race, by A. R. Gillem & C. A. Thompson, Eds., 2004, New York: Haworth Press)
  • Lee, W. M., & Arredondo, P. (2001, March). Successful processes for hiring multiculturally competent faculty. Counseling Today, 43(9), pp. 33, 37.

  • Lee, W. M. (1999). Introduction to multicultural counseling.Philadelphia, PA: Accelerated Development.

  • Lee, W. M. (1996). New directions in multicultural counseling. Counseling and Human Development, 29(2), 1-11.