University of Washington


Current Visiting Scholars at the Center for Korea Studies



Dr. Wonseok Choi

Associate Professor, Department of Science in Taxation and Graduate School of Science in Taxation, University of Seoul, South Korea


Dr. Choi received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Tax Accounting) from Seoul National University in 2003 and has been teaching Tax Accounting and Strategic Tax Planning at University of Seoul since 2004. He has served numerous times as an editor and editorial board member for major academic journals in South Korea. His current research draws upon his own experience as a former secretary general of the Korean Taxpayers Union.




Dr. Jae Hoon Hyun

Associate Professor, Department of International Business, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea


Dr. Hyun's prime research interests are the formation of international strategic alliances and collaborative innovation. He has experience in business and strategy development consulting for firms’ collaborative innovation.




Dr. Hangwoo Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Chungbuk National University, South Korea


Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. in sociology from University of New York at Buffalo in 2003. His research interests include social, cultural, economic, and political implications of the Internet. Dr. Lee's works have appeared in The Information Society, Information, Communication & Society, The Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, and many other Korean sociological journals.




Dr. Jeesoo Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Kunsan National University, South Korea


Dr. Lee earned her Ph.D. in social welfare from Seoul National University in 2002. She has been teaching social work practice and social work with the disabled at Kunsan National University since 2003. Her research interests include social work practice, disability studies, school social work and welfare for children with disabilities. Dr. Lee’s work has appeared in the Korean Journal of Social Welfare, Journal of Disability and Welfare, Journal of Korean Council for Children’s Rights, Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies, and Journal of School Social Work.



Dr. Sang Gil Lee

Professor, Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Communication & Arts, Yonsei University, South Korea


Dr. Lee Dr. Lee is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Communication & Arts at Yonsei University. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Sociology from University of Paris 5 in 1999 and has been teaching Media Cultural Studies and Media History at Yonsei University since 2004. His select recent publications include Socio-Cultural history of Korean Broadcasting (editor, Seoul: Hanul Press, 2011) and “Oral Life Histories of 5 Female Cultural Producers in the Earlier Korean Broadcasting” (2011).



Dr. Wang Hwi Lee

Ph.D.(London School of Economics and Political Science), Associate Professor at Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea


Dr. Lee has taught international political economy since 2006. He is the co-author of “The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea: Crony Capitalism after Ten Years" and "Pulling South Korea away from China’s Orbit: The Strategic Implications of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement." His research interests have been focused on issues of the political economy of economic policy and institutions in East Asian countries.


Dr. Jinhee Son

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Industrial Psychology, Sun Moon University, South Korea


Dr. Son earned her doctorate in Educational Counseling at Seoul National University in 2001 and has been teaching Counseling Psychology at Sun Moon University since 2003.  Her research interests include university student careers, exceptionally talented youth, internet addiction, and bullying.  While at the University of Washington, she will be conducting a project on the careers of highly educated women. 


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