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Curriculum Vitae

2012 Ph.D., Geography, University of Southern California
2007 Certificate, GIS, University of Southern California
2003 M.S., Earth and Marine Sciences, Hanyang University, Korea
2000 B.S., Earth and Marine Sciences, Hanyang University, Korea

Dr. Lee is a Lecturer of Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California where he teaches courses, supervises graduate students, serves as a committee member for Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) Master students as well as mentors undergraduate students. Since earning his doctoral degree in Geography (2012) from the University of Southern California, he has been an active and engaged faculty member as a lecturer with SSI.

His teaching philosophy is to develop spatial thinkers who understand geographic information science so that they can deploy that understanding through various technologies in the disciplines and domains of their choice. Dr. Lee has taught and currently teach courses for the online Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Graduate Programs, the residential Master of Science in Spatial Informatics (SPIF) Program, and the online GeoHealth track in the Keck School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program. He has been teaching in the SSI undergraduate programs, as well. As an instructor in these various courses, his responsibilities are contributing to curricular design, developing course materials, leading on-line and off-line meetings, creating and grading assignments, and communicating with students.

Dr. Lee has taught or regularly teach three of the four core courses: SSCI 581: Concepts for Spatial Thinking, SSCI 583: Spatial Analysis, and SSCI 587: Spatial Data Acquisition. He also has taught the electives courses SSCI 584: Spatial Modeling (Summer 2014, 2015, and 2016) and SSCI 585: Geospatial Technology Project Management (Fall 2012), and he will teach SSCI 588: Remote Sensing for GIS (Summer 2017). In addition, Dr. Lee has taught and will teach SSCI 165 Sustainability Science in the City course (Fall 2015) and SSCI 382: Principle of Geographic Information Science (Spring 2018).

Since joining the SSI, Dr. Lee has served as the thesis advisor for four students and as a thesis committee member for more than 30 students in the M.S. in GIST Program. He thinks that it has always been a pleasure to work with master’s students to develop their thesis topics. In addition, Dr. Lee has also been serving as a mentor for students in the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and directing student researchers in the USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program.

Over the past decade Dr. Lee has pursued practice, research, and teaching that spans the implementation and development of assessing ecosystem values. His original research integrates spatial approaches in addressing questions of the interaction between humans and the environment using geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Global Positioning System. In addition, he has been pursuing a continued learning process to expand his knowledge as a research scholar.