Lee Vartanian

Lee Vartanian

  • Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Teacher Education
  • Director of Teaching Fellows Program, College of Education
LC 231A Carnell Learning Center

Ph.D., Old Dominion University (2004) 
M.Ed., Old Dominion University (2001) 
B.A., Auburn University (1997) 



  • Understanding English Language Learners: A Qualitative Study of Teacher Candidates Teaching in Another Country, Culture, and Context in Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina. (2015)
  • Real World Math: Recognizing Patterns in Nature in Teaching Children Mathematics. (2013)


  • What's the difference? in Teaching Children Mathematics. (2011)

PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Full Paper)

  • New dance moves: Perspectives on integrating the arts into pre-service teacher training in South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. (2011)
  • Telling Stories: A Path for 21st Century Problem Solving in South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. (2010)


  • Know Knope: The Leadership Style of Leslie Knope. South Carolina Teaching Fellows Sophomore Conference. Columbia, South Carolina. (April, 2015)
  • The Reflective Leader. You Matter Conference. Greenville, South Carolina. (January, 2015)
  • Introduction to the Faculty Senate. Lander University In-Service Presentation. Greenwood,South Carolina. (2015)
  • She wore WHAT to school?!? Assessing Professional Candidate Dispositions in the 21st Century.South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE). Spartanburg, South Carolina. (2015)
  • More PE, please! Purposeful Empathy in the Constructivist Classroom. Association of Constructivist Teaching. Charleston, South Carolina. (December, 2014)
  • Forecasting the Future for 21st Century Learners. 4th Rajamangala University of Technology International Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. (July, 2013)
  • Let your fingers do the talking: Using twitter for ed-advocacy. South Carolina Induction Symposium. Columbia, South Carolina. (July, 2013)
  • Teach tweet repeat: Lending your digital voice to education advocacy. Upstate Teacher Cadet Conference. Gaffney, South Carolina. (March, 2013)
  • Spinning Stories and Making Meaning in the Common Core. SCCTM Fall Conference. Greenville,South Carolina. (2013)
  • The Art of Teaching through the Arts: Integrating Art into Teacher Education. Lander University In-Service Presentation. Greenwood, South Carolina. (February, 2012)
  • What Teaching in Guatemala Taught Me: Deepening Cultural Understandings and Personal Empathy Through Ecotourism. Fourth Annual Peace Studies Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2012)
  • The Story in Your i's: Using Digital Storytelling to Enhance Math Instruction. Upstate Technology Conference. Greenville, South Carolina. (2012)
  • New dance moves: Perspectives on integrating the arts into pre-service teacher training. South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (April, 2011)
  • The Lander University EYE program: Creating bridges to global understanding. 3rd Annual Peace Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (March, 2011)
  • Institutionalizing assessment of experiential education. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky. (December, 2010)
  • Web 2.0 tools: A roundtable dialogue regarding the design, production, and practical application of digital storytelling with students. Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators.Nashville, Tennessee. (October, 2010)
  • A picture is worth a thousand word problems: Everyday problem-solving through digital storytelling. South Carolina Teachers of Mathematics Conference. Greenville, South Carolina.(October, 2010)
  • Fear not: Overcoming the invisible barrier for integrating the arts in teacher education. South Carolina Alliance for Arts Educators Conference. Columbia, South Carolina. (September, 2010)
  • Telling Stories: A Path for 21st Century Problem Solving. South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (March, 2010)
  • So, the Other Day I Was ...: Storytelling as a Tool for NCTM Process Standard Integration.National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting. Washington, District of Columbia.(April, 2009)
  • Training wheels: Integrating NCTM Process Standards through storytelling. SCCTM Fall Conference. Greenville, South Carolina. (2007)


  • American Language and Culture Studies Program (Performance). July, South Carolina,Greenwood 2013.
  • The Flying V Show (Show). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2013.
  • The Flying V Show (Show). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2012.
  • The Flying V Show (Show). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2011.
  • The Flying V Show (Show). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2010.
  • The Flying V Show (Show). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2009.
  • 101's: A guide to positive discipline (Performance). , Virginia, Norfolk 2008.