Clinical Associate Professor of Communication


Communication (BA)




ASC 121-F

Office Hours

Wednesdays 3:30PM-4:30PM, Thursdays 10:00AM-12:00PM

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Carmen M. Lee (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.  Her research focuses on factors that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of interpersonal and intergroup (intercultural/interethnic) relationships.  She also conducts research on media portrayals of marginalized group members.  Dr. Lee has published journal articles and book chapters on intercultural and interpersonal relationships.  Her publications appear in journals such as Human Communication Research, International Journal of Intercultural Relationships, Howard Journal of Communications, Communication Research Reports, and edited books such as Handbook of international and intercultural communication and The dark side of interpersonal communication.  She has received multiple “top paper” awards for her research from the Western States Communication Association, National Communication Association, and International Communication Association.  

Lee teaches courses in quantitative research methods and mass communication (Fall 2015).  She is also a frequent traveler and regularly visits her favorite travel location in Prague, Czech Republic. An art history minor, she is also an avid art enthusiast who enjoys frequenting the art museums of all the places that she travels to.