Hye-Eun “Kate” Lee (Assistant Professor) earned a B.S. degree in Statistics and a B.A. in Mass Media and Communication from Ewha Women’s University in South Korea (2000). She earned an M.A. in Communication from Michigan State University (2005), and received her doctoral degree (2008) with a dissertation entitled “Multilevel approaches to conflict management at workplace and job satisfaction.” She has been at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 2007.
Her research areas are interpersonal communication in the organizational contexts, interpersonal communication across cultures, and research methodology. For example, she is examining cultural differences in the usage of speech acts in favor asking messages, the effects of friendship networks on job satisfaction at workplaces, and whether methods make a difference or not. Based on these research experiences, she would like to conduct research about communication behaviors of culturally diverse employees at the workplace using various methods. She has taught various undergraduate and graduate courses related to interpersonal communication, intercultural communication and research methods.
Dr. Lee serves as the advisor for the Speech Communication Society.
For Kate Lee’s Curriculum Vitae, click here.
Ph.D. in Communication (Michigan State University, 2008)
M.A. in Communication (Michigan State University, 2005)
B.S. in Statistics (Ewha Women’s University, 2000)
B.A. in Mass Media and Communication (Ewha Woman’s University, 2000)
Lee, H. E., Taniguchi, E., Modica, A. & Park, H. (in press). Effects of witnessing fat talk on Facebook: A cross-cultural comparison of Korea and the U.S. Social Behavior and Personality.
Chuang, L., & Lee, H. E. (in press). Korean Wave: Factors to enjoy Korean Soap Opera in the U.S. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Lee, H. E., Park, H. S., Imai, T., & Dolan, D. P. (2012). Cultural differences between Japan and the US in uses of “apology” and “thank you” in favor asking messages. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 263-289.
Lee, H. E., & Park, H. S. (2011). Why Koreans are more likely to favor “Apology, ” while Americans are more likely to favor ”Thank You.” Human Communication Research, 37, 125─146.
- COMG 181: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
- COMG 302: Research Methods
- COMG 381: Interpersonal Relations
- COMG 385: Culture and Communication
- COMG 481: Relational Management
- COMG 602: Research Methods in Communicology
- COMG 685: Foundations of Intercultural Communication
- COMG 702: Researching Relational Communication
- COMG 785: Research on Intercultural Communication
Office: George Hall 330