Faculty Biography

Jonghwa Lee

Lee, JongHwa Ph.D.
Associate Professor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1166 Fort Street Mall, FS-308
Office Phone:  (808) 544-0831
Fax:  (808) 544-0835
E-mail:  jlee@hpu.edu
Fall 2014 Office Hours:  TR 1:00 - 2:30 pm and by appointment

Ph.D., Communication Studies – Ohio University

M.A., Communication Studies – San Jose State University

B.A., Mass Communication – Kei-Myung University

JongHwa Lee, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Hawaii Pacific University, where he teaches intercultural and international communication for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Dr. Lee is a scholar of intercultural/international communication, critical/cultural studies, and contemporary rhetorical theory, with research interests in tourism and globalization, space and memory, and the rhetoric of human rights and human wrongs. Currently, he is working on the issues of historical justice and memory in North-East Asia including the problem of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery.

Dr. Lee has published his scholarship through various venues and for diverse audiences. His recent publications include an edited book, Activism and rhetoric: Theories and contexts for political engagement (Routledge, 2011), a journal article on translation and modernization in Korea (Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010), a book chapter on Hallyu and globalization (Current and future trends of Korean pop cultural waves, 2011), and a book chapter on “comfort women” and social movements (Reflecting 20 years of movement history by the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, in press).

For undergraduate courses, in addition to the core communication courses (Introduction to Communication Skills, Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Business Communication, Communication Theory, Research Methods, Persuasion, Communication and Culture, Intercultural Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication), Dr. Lee has designed and taught Tourism and Cross-Cultural Communication, Communication Campaign for Human Rights, the Rhetoric of Human Rights and Human Wrongs, and the Rhetoric of Memory and Space. He has also taught International Communication, Tourism and Cross-Cultural Communication, and Thesis I & II for graduate courses.

Dr. Lee was the chief organizer of the World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slaver held at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2007. The World Conference was a global gathering of over 200 scholars, NGOs, human rights activists, legislators, attorneys, artists, and most importantly survivors, from 12 countries and 4 continents, to honor the bravery and struggles of the victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery. The World Conference also explored a unified plan of global action on contemporary issues in trafficking and gender-based/sexual violence during armed conflicts.