李玲玉畢業於美國哥倫比亞大學教師學院(TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)，獲得音樂暨音樂教育雙碩士與博士學位，現任朝陽科技大學人文暨社會學院院長、幼兒保育系教授、校級「全幼兒發展教育研究中心」(Research Center of Holistic Development for Young Children)計畫主持人/主任、「全幼兒音樂教育中心」計畫主持人(2015~2018年校級重點特色計畫)、歐洲教師教育網絡學術組織朝陽科技大學代表人(European Teacher Education Network-ETEN Coordinator)、中國天恩蒙特梭利教育研究院 （CHINESE TIENN MONTESSORI INSTITUTE―TMI）特聘終身核心專家(2015年03月~終身)、海鯤教育發展研究中心核心專家(2017年12月~2022年12月)、朝陽科技大學附設幼兒園課程顧問、臺灣兒童暨家庭扶助基金會附設台中市私立家扶發展學園音樂育療課程顧問。曾經擔任國際音樂教育學會(International Society for Music Education-ISME)之特殊音樂教育、音樂治療與音樂醫學委員會主席(2008~2010)與當然委員(2010~2012)、美國紐約州立大學奧斯特分校訪問學者(2010~2011)、紐約學術機構音樂教育中心擔任音樂教育與音樂育療特別顧問(2002~2012)、臺灣兒童暨家庭扶助基金會附設台中市私立家扶發展學園深耕駐園專家(2015~2016)。
獨創了「全幼兒音樂教育」模式(Holistic Music Educational Approach for Young Children―HMEAYC) ，取得了豐碩的研究成果，研究範圍包括：產前胎教、0-2歲寶寶音樂教育、3-6歲幼兒音樂美語與多元發展教育、幼兒音樂育療等。經常被世界各地知名的大學、音樂和教育會議及學術研討會邀稿、訪問、演講以及短期講學，數年間學術足跡遍及美國、加拿大、澳洲、西班牙、日本、馬來西亞、葡萄牙、英國、義大利、瑞典、德國、荷蘭、比利時、丹麥、捷克、波蘭、希臘、瑞士、新加坡、巴西、土耳其、印尼、墨西哥、芬蘭、俄羅斯、泰國、南非、 越南和中國港澳地區及大陸眾多省份，所到之處皆受到當地媒體、學術與實踐機構之專家、教師、兒童家長及社會各界人士的交口稱譽。
Dr. Liza Lee is the Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Development and Education at Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. She also serves as Director of Research Center of Holistic Development for Young Children & Holistic Music Educational Approach for Young Children, Consultant for the Center for the Study of Music and Culture at the New York Institute for Social Research, CYUT's Affiliated Kindergarten and The Early Intervention Center of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, ECO-ETEN coordinator of Chaoyang University of Technology. She is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University where she received her doctoral degree in music and music education. Dr. Lee is the founder of "Center of Holistic Music Educational Approach for Young Children" in Taiwan. She conducts research in both early childhood music education and music educational therapy in the treatment of children with disabilities. Her work has led to ongoing invitations to lecture at prestigious universities, conferences and seminars around the world.
A lifelong commitment to education drives Dr. Lee's current work as a teacher of future educators, and a researcher in learning and education - both in New York and Taiwan. Currently, she is Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, involved in extensive instruction, research and administration. The past chair of the Commission on Music in Special Education, Music Therapy and Music Medicine, International Society for Music Education.
After graduation from National Chung Hsing University (Taichung, Taiwan) in 1985, she immediately embarked on her mission to gain practical experience as a hands-on music instructor. This continued until 1995, after resigning her post as a music teacher at Feng Tung Junior High School in Taichung, she moved to the United States to further develop her knowledge as an educator.
The experience and expertise gained during several years in the U.S. have proven invaluable to her current work. Study at the prestigious Columbia University Teachers College and Long Island University not only obtained two masters and one doctoral (Ed. D.) degree, but provided exposure to leading-edge research and techniques in learning, education and early childhood development. It was through her dissertation research that she was able to develop a breakthrough new curriculum for using music as a means to enable language and culture acquisition in children. This program was tested full-scale through her hands-on work as a teacher at the Northern New Jersey Chinese Association Chinese School - in a course designed for American parents and their adopted Chinese children. This innovative project made a significant impact on the lives of many young children and even inspired stories on her work by American newspapers.
Along with her current responsibilities, she continues extensive research into the intersection of learning, language, music, music education and music educational therapy for young children. Her work has led to ongoing invitations to submit papers and lecture at prestigious conferences and seminars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Japan, the U.K., Malaysia, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Finland, Russia, Thailand, South Africa, Vietnam and China.