Jenny J. Lee
Jenny J. Lee is a Professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona and former researcher at the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, where she obtained her PhD. She is currently a NAFSA Senior Fellow for internationalization, the Associate Editor for the Review of Higher Education, and Co-editor of the book series, Studies in Global Higher Education, with Palgrave/Macmillan. She is also on the editorial boards for Higher Education, Religion and Education, and the Journal of Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education. She formerly served as the Director of the Center of the Study of Higher Education, Director of Project SOAR (Student Outreach, Access, and Resiliency), co-Director of Native SOAR, and Chair for the Council of International Higher Education and Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Dr. Lee's research encompasses a range of key higher education issues that center on organizational cultures and the underlying influences as they relate to important patterns of organizational behaviors and change in the academy. Her research topics have included academic and administrative labor markets, university partnerships, student engagement, and internationalization. Her ongoing research on international students mobility and experiences in the US, South Africa, Mexico, and Korea over the past decade have been cited widely in the US and abroad.
Dr. Lee has authored and co-authored over 80 publications in these research areas. Her articles have appeared in the top journals of higher education, including Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Harvard Educational Review, and others. Dr. Lee has been recognized and awarded by the American College Personnel Association as an Emerging Scholar and an Erasmus Scholar by the UA College of Education. She is also the recipient of the Excellence in Global Education Award by the Office of Global Initiatives in 2017 and the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Asian American Faculty, Staff & Alumni Association in 2009, both at the University of Arizona. She was also recognized as one of the nation's top emerging scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in 2011.
Dr. Lee served as a Global Professor at Korea University, an Honorary Visiting Scholar in City University, London and was a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa at the University of Pretoria. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her latest research investigates international student mobility within the African continent.
Dr. Lee teaches courses on comparative higher education, values and consciousness, and research design.
You can read some of her recent op-eds here:
Lee, Jenny J. (2017, November). Crisis or Opportunity: Re-humanizing Internationalization. University World News.
Lee, Jenny J. (2017, April 7). Who is the “Public” in Higher Education Today? Inside Higher Education.
Lee, Jenny J. (2017, January). Removing the Blinders: Neo-Racism and International Students. Trends and Insights: NAFSA.