Joohee Lee, Ph.D

Associate Professor

    

 

 Dr. Joohee Lee earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas at Austin, USA, respectively. She joined the USM faculty in 2006, and has taught courses related to human development and behavior and research methods.  In her independent research, she has been interested in the area of child welfare. She was Co-PI on grant-funded projects from the Mississippi Department of Human Services (Forrest/Harrison County Child Welfare Academy) from 2007 to 2011. She was involved in the development and ongoing implementation of these projects and has written quarterly and annual technical reports related to these funded projects. She has published the findings of these grant-funded projects in journal articles including Journal of Public Child Welfare, Children and Youth Service Review, and Child and Youth Care Forum. In addition, her research interest includes intimate partner violence and sexual assault among Asians, especially attitudes toward sexual assault and mental health of women survivors of intimate partner violence. Her studies related to these areas have been published in numerous journals including Psychology of Women Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, and Violence Against Women