Hye-ryeon Lee, Ph.D.  


Associate Dean

College of Arts and Humanities




Faculty of:

Department of Speech

Cancer Research Center of Hawaii                         

Center for Korean Studies

Population Studies Program



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   Biographical Information


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Contact Information

Mailing address

College of Arts and Humanities

University of Hawaii at Manoa                             

2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall 314

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822    

E-mail address


Web address


Office phone

(808) 956-6051


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   Speech 302 Research Methods

   Speech 364 Persuasion

   Speech 455 Political Communication

   Speech 495 Health Communication

   Speech 664 Persuasion and Social Influences

   Speech 795 Seminar on Health Communication Research



Biographical Information


Born in Korea, Hye-ryeon graduated from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea in 1984.  She came to the United States in 1986 for her graduate studies.  She received an M.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1988.  She received another M.A. degree in Political Science and a Ph.D. degree in Communication from Stanford University. 


She worked as a research faculty at the Arizona Cancer Center of the University of Arizona between 1995 and 2001. She joined the faculty of Department of Speech at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the fall of 2001.  She also serves as faculty at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, the Center for Korean Studies, and the Population Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Her research and teaching interest includes political communication, health communication, social science methods and persuasion. 


She is also served as the President of the Korean American Communication Association since 2005.


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Last revised: February, 2010