Faculty Profiles

Dong Wook Lee

Assistant Professor
Political Science and International Relations, College of Arts and Sciences

Blodgett Hall 202d

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General Information



Ph.D. in Political Science, Claremont Graduate University (2016)

M.A. in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University (2008)

M.A. in International Studies, University of Chicago (2004)

M.A.R in Social Ethics, Yale University (2003)

B.A in Political Science, University of Winsconsin-Madison (2000)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

IBM Data Science Practitioner – Instructor Certificate

Data Science and Design Thinking

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Professional Training 

Summer 2024

Bayesian Thinking in STEM, Vassar College, NY


Fall 2021           

Competed for the search committee implicit bias training (facilitated by Anne Mungai) and an online review of the Affect Misattribution Procedure via the Project Implicit Social Attitudes (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/).


Summer 2021         

Obtained an IBM data science practitioner—instructor certificate. Completed a synchronous 4-week online instructor-to-instructor course (Data Science and Design Thinking) at the Innovation Center, Adelphi University, NY.   


Summer 2014                 

Attending the Empirical Implication of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute hosted by the University of Houston, Houston, TX.


Summer 2006                 

Taking courses on quantitative methods of social research, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Hello, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. I teach courses on comparative politics courses with a focus on institutional politics and political economy, as well as East/Southeast Asian politics. As a teacher-scholar, my research areas are mainly at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations, and research methods. My current research focuses on the question of how the spatial distribution of economic inequality affects political outcomes. I study this relationship from various empirical models. 

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