Tayla T.C. Lee, PhD, HSPP (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Dr. Lee received her PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed post-doctoral training at Indiana University – Bloomington. Dr. Lee’s research investigates cognitive and personality mechanisms influencing externalizing disorders, as well as individual differences explanations for comorbidity between internalizing and externalizing problems. She also studies psychological assessment processes and instruments, especially the validity of scales from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory family of instruments (i.e., MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-A-RF). Dr. Lee and her colleagues recently published a book on the MMPI family of instruments. Dr. Lee is an associate editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and a consulting editor for Assessment and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. She was also recently elected treasurer for the Society for Personality Assessment. At Ball State, Dr. Lee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopathology, psychological assessment, and quantitative methods. She routinely conducts professional workshops in these areas, as well. Dr. Lee has extensive clinical experience in psychological assessment of adolescents and adults. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and maintains a private practice conducting forensic assessments. You can find more about Dr. Lee’s work on her vita.

Outside of academia, Dr. Lee enjoys exploring the world with her family, doing home improvement projects, taking photographs, and reading.



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