Sun Kyong (Sunny) Lee


Dr. Sun Kyong (Sunny) Lee
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2013        


Office: Burton Hall Room 223

Office Hours:   

W 1:30-3:30  

Classes Spring 2017 semester: 

COMM 4713 Issues in Communication Study


Academic Interests: 

My research interests are trifold: mobile communication, virtual team work, and ethnic social networks. First, I study socio-cultural influences/consequences of communication technology uses particularly focusing on the area of mobile communication. Second, my research examines how virtual team members collaborate through using various communication technologies and how they make sense of their socio-technical work environment. Last, I am interested in studying immigrant social networking that is sustained by their communication media uses and how their networking influences intercultural development and civic engagement. My future research will be  a continuation and extension of the above three themes.


Representative Publications:

Lee, S., von Pape, T., Karnowski, V., & Cionea, I. (2016). An English scale for measuring mobile phone appropriation: Translation and assessment. Studies in Communication | Media (SCM), 5(4), 397–426, doi: 10.5771/2192-4007-2016-4-397
Lee, S., Bassick, M. A., & Wilson Mumpower, S. V. (2016). Fighting electronically: Long-distance romantic couples’ conflict management over mediated communication. Electronic Journal of Communication, 26 (3 & 4). 
Lee, S., Kim, K., & Koh, J. (2016). Antecedents of news consumers' perceived information overload and news consumption patterns in the USA. International Journal of Contents, 12(3), 1-11. doi: 10.5392/IJoC.2016.12.3.001
Lee, S., Kim, H., & Piercy, C. W. (2016).  The role of status differentials and homophily in the formation of social support networks in a voluntary organization. Communication Research. Published online first. doi: 10.1177/0093650216641501

Lee, S. K., & Katz, J. E. (2015). Bounded solidarity confirmed? How Korean immigrants' mobile communication configures their social networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20, 615–631. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12142

Lee, S., & Piercy, C. (in press). Computer-mediated communication. In Allen, M (Ed.), SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (xx-xx). Thousand Oaks: Sage

Lee, S. (2014). A study on the impact of social capital embedded in ethnic religious communication networks on Korean immigrant’s intercultural development. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 43, Part B, 289-303. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.10.001

Lee, S., & Katz, J. (2014). Disconnect: A case study of short-term voluntary mobile phone non-use. First Monday, 19, Number 12.

Gibbs, J. L., Scott, C. R., Kim, Y. H., & Lee, S. K. (2010). Examining tensions in telework policies. In S. D. Long (Ed.), Communication, relationships, and practices in virtual work (pp. 1-25). New York: IGI Global.



Lee, S., Kramer, M., & Guo, Y. (2016, November). An exploration of social media uses in employees’ organizational socialization. Paper will be presented at the 102nd Annual Convention of National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 

Lee, S., Kim, K., & Piercy, C. W. (2016, June). An exploratory study of news consumers’ perceived information overload and news consumption. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Guo, Y., Lee, S., & Kramer, M. (2016, June). Social media uses and organizational socialization: An exploration of Chinese employees in international companies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.