Dr. Sang Joon Lee

  • Associate Professor

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator

Education

  • Ph.D., Instructional Technology, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University

Research Interest

The design and implementation of constructivist, student-centered learning environments in face-to-face, online, and blended courses. Areas of research include (1) individual factors for learning in student-centered learning environments and (2) environmental factors for learning in student-centered learning environments

Selected Publications

Lee, S. J., & Branch, R. M. (2017). Students' beliefs about teaching and learning and their perceptions of student-centered learning environments. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. doi:10.1080/14703297.2017.1285716

Huang, K., Lee, S. J., & Dugan, A. (2016). Leveraging teaching presence in online courses: Strategies, technology, and student perspectives. In S. D'Agustino (Ed.), Creating teacher immediacy in online learning environments (pp. 113-137). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Lee, S. J., Ngampornchai, A., Trail, T., Abril, A., & Srinivasan, S. (2016). Does a case-based online group project increase interaction in online courses? Active Learning in Higher Education, 17(3), 249-260.

Beriswill, J. E., Bracey, P. K., Sherman-Morris, K. M., Huang, K., & Lee, S. J. (2016). Professional development for promoting 21st century skills and common core state standards in foreign language and social studies classrooms. Tech Trends, 60(1), 77-84.

Bracey, P., Lee, S. J., Huang, K., Beriswill, J. & Sherman-Morris, K. (2015). Integrating global academic essentials: Common core, 21st century skills, and technology. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 2896-2900). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lee, S. J., & Huang, K. (2014). Establishing and sustaining a community of inquiry in a technology-rich online class. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 1139-1144). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Yu, C., Lee, S. J., & Ewing, C. (2014). Mobile learning: Trends, issues, and challenges in teaching and learning. In S. Keengwe & M. B. Maxfield (Eds.), Advancing higher education with mobile learning technologies: Cases, trends, and inquiry-based methods (pp. 60-87). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Selected Conference Presentations

Huang, K., Law, V., & Lee, S. J. (2016, October). Examining the relationship between learners’ epistemic beliefs and perceptions of online learning. Paper presented at the 2016 AECT International Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Lee, S. J. & Huang, K. (2016, October). Social presence in distance education. Paper presented at the 2016 AECT International Convention, Las Vegas, NV

Huang, K., Law, V., & Lee, S. J. (2016, April). Role of epistemic beliefs in an online community of inquiry. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Lee, S. J. & Huang, K. (2015, November). Using digital tools to enhance community of inquiry in an online class. Paper presented at the 2015 AECT International Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Scott-Bracey, P., Lee, S. J., Huang, K., Beriswill, J., & Sherman-Morris, K. (2015, March). Enhancing technology integration in Mississippi foreign language and social studies classrooms. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

Huang, K. & Lee, S. J. (2014, October). Self-regulation: Broad scene and close-up views in an online class. Paper presented at E-Learn 2014 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Ward, W. B., Lee, S. J., Ibrahim, Y., & Bartley, G. (2014, October). Expanding access public health: The community health worker mobile training program. Paper presented at the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014, Orlando, FL.

Grants

Integrating global academic essentials: College & career readiness, 21st century skills, & technology, Improving Teacher Quality State Grant funded by Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education. $100,000 award. March 2017 – March 2018.

Integrating global academic essentials: College & career readiness, 21st century skills, & technology, Improving Teacher Quality State Grant funded by Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education. $90,000 award. March 2016 – March 2017.

Integrating global academic essentials: Common core, 21st century skills, & technology, Improving Teacher Quality State Grant funded by Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education. $90,000 award. March 2015 – March 2016.

Integrating global academic essentials: Common core, 21st century skills, & technology, Improving Teacher Quality State Grant funded by Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education. $90,000 award. March 2014 – March 2015.

Professional Leadership

  • Internet and Higher Education, Invited Manuscript Reviewer
  • Interactive Learning Environments, Invited Manuscript Reviewer
  • Association of Educational Communications and Technology, Conference Proposal Reviewer
  • American Educational Research Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer

Honors

  • AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Burmeister Award, 3rd place. Association of Educational Communications and Technology, 2016.
  • Outstanding Paper Award, World Conference on E-Learning, 2014.
  • Selected participant in the AERA Division C Graduate Student Seminar, selected by AERA Division C, 2009.
  • Outstanding Design and Development Practice Award, awarded to the Case-Based e-Learning Group for Case-Based e-Learning for Anesthesiology by the Design and Development Division of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, 2005.
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