Dr. Jeoung Min Lee is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Wichita State University. She received her MSW at Soong Sil University in South Korea, M.S in Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University, and her Ph.D. in Social Work at Wayne State University. Her research interests include bias-based bullying and cyberbullying. She is particularly interested in bias-based bullying experienced by racial and ethnic minorities and sexual minorities. She has taught research methods, program evaluation, policy, and human behavior in the social environment.


Academic Interests and Expertise

Peer victimization and cyberbullying victimization among racial and ethnic minorities


Areas of Research Interest

Youth Violence; Youth Public Health; Youth Illicit drug Use; Bullying/Peer Victimization; Cyberbullying Victimization; Racial/Ethnic Minoriy Youth.

Areas of Teaching Interest

SCWK 300 Policy I: Understanding Social Welfare Policy 

SCWK 360 Person in Society: Micro

SCWK 361 Person in Society: Macro 

SCWK 751 Fundamentals of Social Work Research

SCWK 851 Applied Social Work Research 


Published Peer-Reviewed Journal

  1. Lee, J,M., Hong, J.S., Resko, S., Gonzalez-Prendes, A., & Voisin, D.R. (forthcoming). Ecological Correlates of Bullying and Peer Victimization among Urban African American Adolescents. Journal of the Educational Research.
  2. Lee, J,M., Hong, J.S., Resko, S., Gonzalez-Prendes, A., & Voisin, D.R. (2021). Pathways from Bullying Victimization to Suicidal Thoughts among Urban African American Adolescents: Implications for Nurse Practitioners. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. https://doi:10.1111/jcap.12321
  3. Hong, J.S., Chen, J.K., Wang, S., Lee, J.M., Algood, C.L., & Voisin, D.R. (2021). What types of delinquent activities are bullies, victims, and bully/victims in urban neighborhoods most likely involved in? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 59, 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.12.019
  4. Lee, J.M., Johns, S., Willis, T., Hong, J.S., & Voisin, D.R. (2020). Adult family adversities and bullying among urban African American adolescents. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. https://doi:1080/10926771.2020.1806977
  5. Johns, S., Song, E.J., Lee, J.M., Hong, J.S., Alexander, N.B., & Voisin, D.R. (2020). Caregivers’ mental illness and delinquency among African American Adolescents in Chicago’s Southside: Exploring potential protective buffers. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal. https://doi:10.1007/s10560-020-00685-1
  6. Thompson, I., Hong, J.S., Lee, J.M., Prys, N.A., Morgan, J.T., & Udo-Inyang, I. (2020). A review of the empirical research on weight-based bullying and peer victimization published between 2006 and 2016. Educational Review72(1), 88-110. https://doi:10.1080/00131911.2018.1483894
  7. Lee, J.M., Kim, J., Hong, J.S., & Marsack-Topolewski, C.N. (2019). From bully victimization to aggressive behavior: Applying the problem behavior theory, theory of stress and coping, and general strain theory to explore potential pathways. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi:10.1177/0886260519884679
  8. Lee, J.M., Johns, S., Smith-Darden, J.P., Hong, J.S., & Voisin, D.R. (2019). Family incarceration and bullying among urban African American adolescents: The mediating roles of exposure to delinquent peer norms, trauma, and externalizing behaviors. Families in Society.100(4), 422-432. https://doi:10.1177/1044389419852017
  9. Cho, S., Glassner, S., & Lee, J.M. (2019). Impact of low self-control, parent attachment, and peer relationships on changes of bullying perpetration over time: A latent growth curve model of a sample of South Korean adolescents. 104, Children and Youth Services Review. https://doi:1016/j.childyouth.2019.104397
  10. Kim, D.H., Lee, J.M, Cho, S. J., Peguero, A., & Misuraca, J.A. (2019). From bullying victimization to delinquency in South Korean adolescents: exploring the pathways using a nationally representative sample. Children and Youth Services Review. 98, 305-311. https://doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.01
  11. Hong, J.S., Kim, J., Lee, J.J., Shamoun, C., Lee, J.M., & Voisin, D.R. (2018). Pathways From Peer Victimization to Sexually Transmitted Infections Among African American Adolescents. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(6), 798-815. https://doi:1177/0193945918797327
  12. Cho, S.J., Lee, J.M., Hong, J.S., & Thornberg, R. (2018). Applying the lifestyle routine activities theory to explore predictors of various types of offending behaviors among adolescents in the United States. Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology. 1(4), 1-16.
  13. Seok, H.J., Lee, J.M., Park, C. Y., & Park, J. Y. (2018). Understanding Internet game addiction among South Korean adolescents through photovoice. Children and Youth Services Review. 94, 35-42. https://doi:1016/j.childyouth.2018.09.009
  14. Kim, D.H., Hong, J.S., Wei, H.S., Lee, J.M., Hahm, H.C., & Espelage, D.L. (2018). Pathway from bullying victimization to alcohol and tobacco use in South Korean adolescents: Findings from a nationally representative sample. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(3), 395-411. https://doi:10.1086/69918
  15. Cho, S., & Lee, J.M. (2018). Explaining physical, verbal, and social bullying among bullies, victims of bullying, and bully-victims: Assessing the integrated approach between social control and lifestyles-routine activities theories. Children and Youth Services Review, 91, 372-382. https:// doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.06.018
  16. Lee, J.M., Hong, J.S., Yoon, J., Peguero, A.A., & Seok, H. (2017). Correlates of adolescent cyberbullying in South Korea in multiple contexts: A review of the literature and implications for research and school practice. Deviant Behavior, 39(3), 395-411. doi:10.1080/01639625.2016.1269568
  17. Hong, J.S., Merrin, J.G., Crosby, S., Jozewicz, D., Lee, J.M., & Allen-Meares, P. (2016). Individual and contextual factors associated with immigrant youth feeling unsafe in school: A social-ecological analysis. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18(5), 996-1006. https://doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0242-9

Published Encyclopedia Entries and Book Chapters

  1. Hong, J.S., & Lee, J.M. (2019). The impact of bullying on school children. In J. Brandell & S. Ringel (eds.), Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research.New York: Columbia University Press.
  2. Espelage, D.L., Hong, J.S., Valido, A., & Lee, J.M. (2019). Anti-bullying programs in the United States: What works and what doesn’t. In P.K. Smith (Ed.), Routledge Psychological Impacts: Ways to Reduce Offline and Online Bullying in Schools: Interventions that Work. New York: Routledge.
  3. Hong, J.S., Espelage, D.L., & Lee, J.M. (2018). School climate and bullying prevention programs. In D.L. Espelage & H. Shapiro (eds.), The Handbook of Violence in Education: Forms, Factors, and Prevention (pp. 359-374). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doi:10.1002/9781118966709.ch17
  4. Cho, S., Lee, J.M., Prisner, A., & Hong, J.S. (2017). Crime and delinquency among Asian immigrants in the United States. In H.V. Miller & A. Peguero (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Crime (pp. 150-159). New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
  5. Hong, J.S., Crosby, S., & Lee, J.M. (2017). The social ecology of crime. In C.J. Schreck, M.J. Lieber, K. Welch, & H.V. Miller (eds.), Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118524275.ejdj0149
  6. Patchin, J., & Hinduja, S. (2012). Resource A-H (Lee, J. M. Trans). In S. K. Hinduja & J. W. Patchin (Eds), Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (pp.297-359). Kyunggi-Do: Jungminsa. (original work published 2009).
  7. Bruiess, C.E., & Greenberg, J.S. (2011). Conducting sexuality education (Lee, J.M. Trans). In J. S. Greenberg & C. E. Bruess (Eds), Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice (pp.151-201). Seoul: Hakjisa. (original work published 2008).

Published Research Report

  1. Hong, J.S., Day, A., Lee, J.M., & Crosby, S. (2015). Report summary: Adolescents' reporting of bullying and peer victimization in school: What do they report and how can we respond? Final report to the School Community Health Alliance of Michigan.
Awards and Honors

2020 School of Social Work Travel Funding $1,250 by Wayne State University

2019 School of Social Work Travel Funding $1,250 by Wayne State University.

2018 Travel Award by the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI). Travel Funding $300.

2018 School of Social Work Travel Funding $1,250 by Wayne State University.

2018 (July) 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award 2018, $741.93 by the Korean American Social Work Educators Association.

2017 (Sep) – 2019 (Sep) Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI) Pre-doctoral Fellow, Funding $6,000 by Wayne State University.

2017 (Sep) – 2018 (Aug) Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Award, Funding $2,500 by Wayne State University, granted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

2016 School of Social Work Travel Funding $1,000 by Wayne State University. 

2015 – 2017 School of Social Work Tuition Scholarship by Wayne State University.

2015 Phyllis Ivory Vroom Endowed Scholarship $1,786 by Wayne State



Areas of Service

Program Evaluation

MSW Admissions

Research committee

Spring Celebraion committee

Search Committee

Korean Research Talk (KR) committee