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Hyunju Lee

Visiting Clinical Instructor



B.A. Ewha Womans University, M.S. Boston University, Ph.D. University of Iowa

Current Courses

HONR 29900 - Lead Forward Theory - 30441

Recent Publications

Lee, Hyunju. (2021). John Dewey and Global Citizenship Education: Beyond American and Postcolonial Nationalism in an Age of Cultural Hybridity. Education and Culture, 37(1), 121-142.

Lee, Hyunju, & Lee, M. J. (2021). Visual Art Education and Social-Emotional Learning in Rural Kenya. International Journal of Educational Research, 108.


Hyunju Lee is a teacher-scholar applying philosophical insights to conduct interdisciplinary research on leadership and character development. Based on theories of aesthetics, her work examines the ways in which aesthetic experience empowers all students to become active social agents contributing to social transformation in many diverse ways. Before joining Honors College, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for Leadership and Character and the Department of Education at Wake Forest University. At Wake Forest, she developed and implemented an arts-integrated character and leadership education course, and she and her colleagues have designed research studies on the impact of arts-integrated pedagogy on social intelligence and leadership development.

She completed her Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership studies at the University of Iowa, specializing in educational philosophy, social-emotional learning, and multicultural/international education. Her research will continue to examine pedagogical approaches to leadership, character, and moral education that are concerned with the growth mindset, intercultural communication, and community engagement.

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