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About me

I currently work as a research professor at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Korea University.

I did M.A. degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), taught English for one year at Korea University [고 대], and then returned to UIUC for a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. I then taught in the Hanyang TESOL program, then returned to KU to work at the CTL. I've worked here since July 2010.

By the way, I'm a plain Caucasian American (in my case, Lee is a last name of British origin, from Old English, not related to Lee in Chinese or Korean).

Finding me...

In July 2010, I returned to Korea University to work at the Center for Teaching and Learning. You can find me at the CTL office in the Central Plaza of the KU campus, behind the main gate.

The CTL is in the underground main plaza, right past the main gate of the university. It's along the main road, halfway between Anam and Korea Univ. subway stations. The 2222, 1017, 101, 144, and other bus lines stop in front of the main gate.


See my research page for articles and more details.

Current and past research interests.

  1. college pedagogy, teaching philosophy, classroom dynamics, and many other aspects of educational psychology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  2. psycholinguistics, discourse processing, script processing
  3. cognitive foundations of and approaches to language, cognitive linguistics
  4. applied linguistics, ESL/TESOL, phonology
  5. pragmatics, discourse markers
  6. English, Chinese, & Korean linguistics
  7. writing systems; semantic and visual features of Chinese script
  8. historical-comparative linguistics
  9. connectionism (including optimality theory).

Old course web sites (back at Hanyang)

SLR: Second Language Research, LIN 544g

APP, Applied Phonetics and Phonology

TRW, Teaching Reading & Writing (fall 2010)

TRW, Teaching Reading & Writing (fall 2009 - spring 2010)

TMA and TMA grad track (2009)

Kent Lee

Prof., Center for Teaching and Learning,
Korea University

Prof. Kent Lee
Center for Teaching and Learning
121 Central Plaza
Korea University
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul 136-701
South Korea
Prof. Kent Lee
중앙광장 121호
136-701 서울시 성북구 안암동

HanJin Town Apt. 104-703, Seongsu 1-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Korea 133-764