Seungyoon Lee

Seungyoon Lee

Associate Professor // Communication

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


Office Information

Office: BRNG 2168
Office Phone: (765) 496-6425
Office Fax: (765) 496-1394
Office Hours: Fall2019  Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. (2018). Network environments and well-being: An examination of personal network structure, social capital, and perceived social support. Health Communication, 33(1), 22-31.Sadri, A. M., Ukkusuri, S., Lee, S., Clawson, R., Aldrich, D., Sapp Nelson, M., Seipel, J., & Kelly, D. (in press). The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: A study of rural communities in Indiana. Natural Hazards. Lee, S., Foote, J., Wittrock, Z., Xu, S., Niu, L., & French, D. (2017). Adolescents’ perception of peer groups: Psychological, behavioral, and relational determinants. Social Science Research, 65, 181-194. Lee, S., Chung, J. E., & Park, N. (2016). Linking cultural capital with subjective well-being and social support: The role of communication networks. Social Science Computer Review, 34(2), 172-196. Lee, S., & Lee, C. (2015). Creative interaction and multiplexity in intra-organizational 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.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), 1006-1023Monge, 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), 211-251Lee, 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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