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Dr. Lee was born in El Paso, Texas. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of San Francisco and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Texas. He is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, which he joined in 1990. He served as the director of the Department’s video production emphasis from 1990 to 2007. He also served as Communication Department chair from 2003 to 2007.
He teaches courses in film and television production, cultural studies and media industries.
A working filmmaker, Dr. Lee most recently completed a 3-½ hour documentary about an innovative elementary school writing program. He also conducts research on the film, television and popular music industries. His work has appeared in the Journal of Media Economics and Popular Music.
Dr. Lee joined the Deans Office in September 2007.