About Me

Dr. KangJae “Jerry” Lee (이강재: 李康在) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Previously, he was a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism at the University of Missouri. Jerry holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree from the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

 

Jerry’s scholarly activities have focused on the issues pertaining to social justice, diversity, racial discrimination, subjective well-being, and interracial interaction in the context of parks, recreation, tourism, and sport. His research and teaching have been recognized by Golden Apple Award in Excellent Teaching and Mentorship at the University of Missouri, the U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship (the highest recognition for doctoral students at Texas A&M), Diversity Scholarship from National Recreation and Park Association, and Korean American Scholarship Foundation.

 

Research Interests

  • Race, ethnicity, and leisure participation
  • Environmental and social justice issues in public parks and outdoor recreation
  • Leisure and subjective well-being
  • Racism and discrimination during leisure and tourism activities
  • Serious leisure and recreational specialization
  • Intergroup contact during leisure and sport activities

 

Contact Information for Dr. Lee

  • Email: klee24@ncsu.edu
  • Office: 919-515-3709
  • Location on Campus: 4008G Biltmore Hall

 

Curriculum Vitae