Seungyoon Lee

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
    M.A., University of Southern California
    B.A., Yonsei Univesity

Department Information

Communication // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: BRNG 2168
  • Office Phone: (765) 496-6425
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
  • E-mail:
  • Research and Teaching

    Professor Lee’s research interest focuses on the evolution of communication, knowledge, and collaboration networks in and across organizations over time. Her current emphasis is on applying theories of socio-cultural evolution to complex forms of networks including multiplex and multimodal networks. Her ongoing projects examine the evolution of creative interaction and social ties in project teams; the role of network ties among people and organizations in disaster recovery; and the determinants and outcomes of multiplex ties in various settings. Professor Lee has received the 2009 W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association. She teaches courses on social network analysis, organizational communication as well as research methods and statistics.

    Representative Publications

    • Lee, S., Chung, J. E., & Park, N. (in press). Linking cultural capital with subjective well-being and social support: The role of communication networks. Social Science Computer Review.
    •  Lee, S., & Lee, C. (2015). Creative interaction and multiplexity in intraorganizational networks. Management Communication Quarterly, 29(1), 56-83.
    •  Margolin, D. B., Shen, C., Lee, S., Weber, M., Monge, P., & Fulk, J. (2015). Normative influences on network structure in the evolution of the children’s rights NGO network, 1977-2004. Communication Research, 42(1), 30-59.
    • Ghani, S., Kwon, B. C., Lee, S., Yi, J. S., & Elmqvist, N. (2013). Visual analytics for multimodal social network analysis: A design study with social scientists. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 19(12), 2032-2041.
    • Lee, S., & Monge, P. (2011). The coevolution of multiplex communication networks in organizational communities. Journal of Communication, 61(4), 758-779.
    • Lee, S., Chib, A., & Kim, J.-N. (2011). Midwives’ mobile phone use and health knowledge in rural communities. Journal of Health Communication, 16(9), 1006-1023
    • Monge, P., Lee, S., Fulk, J., Weber, M., Shen, C., Schultz, C., Margolin, D., Gould, J., & Frank, L. (2011). Research methods for studying evolutionary processes in organizational communication. Management Communication Quarterly, 25(2), 211-251
    • Lee, S., & Chib, A. (2008). Wireless for the poor: No strings Attached? A framework for wireless initiatives connecting rural areas. In N. Carpentier & B. De Cleen (Eds.), Participation and media production. Critical reflections on content creation. ICA 2007 Conference Theme Book. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Lee, S., Monge, P., Bar, F., & Matei, S. (2007). The emergence of clusters in the global telecommunications network. Journal of Communication, 57(3), 415-434.



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