Peer-Reviewed Articles


 2019       Lee, B., Enciso, P. & *Sharp, J.  Walking with the Words: Student Motivation towards Reading and Studying Shakespeare’s Plays through Rehearsal Room Practices. Accept with revision to Youth Theatre Journal.


2018        Tompkins, V., Benigno, J., Lee, B. & *Gornichec-Wright, B. The Relation between Parents’ Mental State Talk and Children’s Theory of Mind: A Meta-Analysis. Social Development. In press.


2017        Lee, B., Enciso, P. & *Austin Theatre Alliance. The Big Glamorous Monster (or Lady Gaga’s Adventures at Sea): Dramatic approaches to writing in high and low resourced schools. Journal of Literacy Research. 49(2).


2016        Enciso, P., Edmiston, B., *Volz, A. & Lee, B. “I’m trying to save some lives here!”: Critical dramatic inquiry in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Special issue on Youth Literacies and Social Justice for English Teaching: Practice and Critique. 15(3), 333-354. doi: 10.1108/ETPC-03-2016-0050.


2016        Lee, B., Cawthon, S., & Dawson, K. What happens when the apprentice is also the master? A qualitative analysis of graduate students in a cognitive apprenticeship. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(3).


2015        Lee, B. & Cawthon, S. What predicts pre-service teacher use of arts-based pedagogies in the classroom? An analysis of the beliefs, values, and attitudes of pre-service teachers. Journal for Learning through the Arts: A Research Journal on Arts Integration in Schools and Communities. 11(1).


2015        Lee, B., Patall, E., Cawthon, S., & Steingut, R. Meta-analysis of the effects of drama-based pedagogy on K-16 student outcomes since 1985. Review of Educational Research. doi: 10.3102/0034654314540477.


2013        Lee, B., Cawthon, S., & Dawson, K. Teacher self-efficacy for teaching and pedagogical conceptual change in a drama-based professional development program. Teaching and Teacher Education. (30), 84-98.


2013        Lee, B. The process of developing a partnership between teaching artists and teachers. Teaching Artist Journal. 11(2).


Book, Chapters, Reviews


2018        Dawson, K. & Lee, B. Drama-based Pedagogy, Volume 1: Creative Learning across the Curriculum. Bristol: Intellect Ltd.; Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

2017        Medina, C., Lee, B. & Perry, M. Drama and reading engagement. Handbook on Reading Research, Volume 5. (Invited).


2017        Anderson, A., Lee, B. & Brown, M. Promoting literacy and language-learning in special education through drama-based pedagogies. Examining the Intersection of Arts and Special Education, Volume 3. Eds. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Washington, D.C. 


2017        Lee, B. Testing the waters of change in the classroom: The case for incremental transformation in teacher practice. Theatre, Performance, and Theories of Change. Eds. Woodson, S. E. & Underiner, T. in Palgrave-Macmillan. 


2014        Lee, B. Naming our learning along the way through arts-based assessment. The Reflective Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field. Eds. Kelin, II, D. & Dawson, K. (AATE Distinguished Book Award, 2015).

Evaluation Reports, Research Summaries

2016        Lee, B. Program evaluation for University Area Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Full report submitted to University Are Enrichment Association.


2016        Lee, B. Program evaluation for STEM through the Arts. Full report submitted to Austin Theatre Alliance.


2015        Lee, B. & Purselley, P. Program evaluation for Arts across the Curriculum. Full report submitted to Zachary Scott Theatre.


2014        Lee, B. Review of Edmiston, B. (2013). Transforming teaching and learning with active and dramatic approaches: Engaging students across the curriculum. New York: Routledge.; Anderson, M. & Dunn, J., eds. (2013). How drama activates learning: Contemporary research and practice. London: Bloomsbury. Research in Drama and Education.


2013        Lee, B. Program evaluation for Literacy to Life. Full report submitted to Austin Theatre Alliance.


2012        Lee, B. Review of research-based arts integration practices. Discussion tool for submission to Austin Independent School District.


2009        Dawson, K., Lee, B., & Cawthon, S. Drama-based professional development for adult learners. Keynote presentation included in the Proceedings for the Southeast Center for Education and the Arts, Chattanooga, TN.


2009        Dawson, K., Lee, B., & Cawthon, S. Quality and fidelity issues in implementation of a drama-based professional development model. Keynote presentation included in the Proceedings for the Southeast Center for Education and the Arts, Chattanooga, TN.


2009    Cawthon, S., Lee, B., Dawson, K., Baker, S., & Kutach, L. Engaging teachers and students through drama-based instruction. Paper included in the Proceedings for the Southwest Teaching and Learning Conference, San Antonio, TX. Reprinted in: Leaders of Learners, (2011), 4 (5), 18-23.

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