Jeong Dae Lee

Dr. Jeong Dae Lee

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

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Dr. Jeong Dae Lee graduated from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. degree in kinesiology. He joined GGC in the fall of 2012 as an assistant professor of physical education, and he has been involved in the physical education program that offers a variety of sports, games, fitness and wellness courses.

Prior to his career with GGC, Lee worked at Miami University of Ohio as a visiting assistant professor, teaching undergraduate courses in physical education, sport studies and wellness, and supervising student teachers of physical education in K-12 schools. During his academic career, Lee’s primary research interests have been in psychosocial aspects in sport/physical activity, teaching and learning in physical education, and martial arts studies. He has served many professional organizations such as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as an academy committee chair; the Research Institute of Taekwondo as an editorial member; and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport as a committee member of the graduate paper award.

Lee is a black belt in taekwondo and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu. His martial arts experiences are associated with his strong desire to find new ways of educating students and disseminating knowledge in his discipline.


  • Doctorate – kinesiology – Michigan State University
  • Master’s – physical education – Yonsei University
  • Bachelor’s – taekwondo – Yong-In University

Academic Interests

  • Psychosocial aspects in sport/physical activity
  • Teaching and learning in physical education
  • Martial art studies