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About James D. Lee

I am originally from the crossroads town of Lake City, Florida, where I spent my entire childhood and adolescence. I received my B.A. in sociology and Theology from the University of Notre Dame (1990), my M.A. in sociology from the University of Florida (1993), and my Ph.D. in sociology, specializing in social psychology, from Indiana University (1998). I spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University prior to taking my first academic appointment in 1999 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. I began my current academic appointment at SJSU in the 2005 Fall Semester.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, 2008 – 2011, San Jose State University
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Present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1999-2005, University of South Alabama
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Present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, San Jose State University
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Present Center for Justice Research, Policy & Training, 2012 – Present, San Jose State University
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Present Associate Professor, Department of Justice Studies, San Jose State University
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Honors and Awards

  • 2011, Collaborative Project Award, Center for Community Learning & Leadership, for service-learning partnership of Spring 2011 Quantitative Research Methods and Sunday Friends.
  • 2005, Recognition of Outstanding Contributions in Teaching, Research, and Service, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of South Alabama
  • 2002, Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award for “Enhancing Skills in Sociological Research Methods by Participating in ICPSR Program in Quantitative Methods.”
  • 2001, The Donald R. South Faculty Service Award from the Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta
  • 1998-1999, Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), for training in the study of self, identity, role and mental health
  • 1998, Karl F. Schuessler Award for Graduate Research in Sociology (Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper)
  • 1994-1998, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), for training in the study of self, identity, role and mental health
  • 1986-1990, Notre Dame Scholar
  • 2008 Wei, Belle (PI), Julio Garcia (Co-Investigator), James Lee (Co-Investigator), Weider Yu (Co-Investigator), and Pat Backer (Co-Investigator), National Science Foundation, $149,999, “Broadening Participation in Computing—Hispanic Computer Brigade”
  • 2008 Wei, Belle (PI), Julio Garcia (Co-Investigator), James Lee (Co-Investigator), Weider Yu (Co-Investigator), and Pat Backer (Co-Investigator), National Science Foundation, $149,999, “Broadening Participation in Computing—Hispanic Computer Brigade”
  • 2008 Selvaduray, Guna (PI) and James Lee (Co-Investigator), Office of Emergency Services, City of San José, $36,265, “Barriers to Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Implementation Research”
  • 2007 Lee, James Daniel (PI), San José State University Grant Development Program Award, course release, “Identity Processes and Science and Technology Inequality”
  • 2007 Lee, James Daniel (PI), San José State University Junior Faculty Career Development Grant $1,000, “Are Labeled Delinquents’ Self-Meanings More ‘Criminal’ Than Others’?”
  • 2007 Lee, James Daniel (PI), College of Social Sciences SJSU Research Foundation Research Grants, $1,500, “Are Labeled Delinquents’ Self-Meanings More ‘Criminal’ Than Others’?”
  • 2005-2006, Consulting writer and consulting researcher for Nicole T. Flynn (PI), USA Youth Violence Prevention Program, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, $27,868, “They Think They’re Good, So Why Are They In Trouble? Using Juvenile Delinquents’ Definitions of Self and Others to Predict Delinquency”
  • 2004-2005, Carr, Phil (PI) and James Daniel Lee (Co-Investigator), USA Youth Violence Prevention Program, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, $113,551, “Digging Out of Trouble: Archaeology as Educational and Prosocial Activity
  • 2003, Lee, James Daniel (PI) and Christina Stow (Co-Investigator), University of South Alabama University Committee on Undergraduate Research, National Science Foundation, $900, “The Effects of Early College Experiences on Retention of Science, Math, and Technology Students Using In-Depth Interviews”
  • 2002, Lee, James Daniel (PI) and Christina Stow (Co-Investigator), University of South Alabama University Committee on Undergraduate Research, National Science Foundation, $2,977, “Exploring the Effects of Early College Experiences on Retention of Science and Technology Students Using In-Depth Interviews”
  • 2002, Pace, Betty (PI), Felicia Wilson (Co-Investigator), Yih-Ming (Co-Investigator), Johnson Haynes (Co-Investigator), Franklin Trimm (Co-Investigator), Rosie Peterson (Co-Investigator) and James Daniel Lee (Co-Investigator), USA Children’s Research Fund $12,000, “Transition from Pediatric to Adult Sickle Cell Care: It Takes a Team to Prepare a Child”
  • 2001, Lee, James Daniel (PI) and Brian L. Thompson (Co-Investigator), University of South Alabama University Committee on Undergraduate Research, National Science Foundation, $2,805, “Will They Drop Out? The Effects of Social Relationships on Science, Math, & Engineering Students’ Educational Decision-making”
  • 2000-2001, Lee, James Daniel (PI), University of South Alabama Research Council, $2,600, “Obstacles and Supports on the way to Science & Technology Degrees”
  • 1996-1999, Stryker, Sheldon (PI) and James Daniel Lee (Co-Investigator), National Science Foundation, $9,600, “Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant”
  • 1995-1999, Lee, James Daniel (PI), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $28,500, “Future Scientists: Exploring Factors which Affect Women’s Educational and Career Choices in Science, Mathematics and Engineering”
  • 1997-1998 Lee, James Daniel (PI), Indiana University Office of Research and the University Graduate School, Grant-in-Aid of Research, $1,000
  • 1995, Lee, James Daniel (PI), Indiana University Program on the Scientific Dimensions of Society, $400 “Research on Science, Mathematics and Engineering Students”

Courses

  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Organization
  • Sociological Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • Society and the Individual
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • LGBT Studies
  • Criminology
  • Writing Workshop
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Research Methods: Statistics
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Advanced Criminology
  • Seminar in Applied Statistics in Justice
  • Thesis for MA


Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408)-924-5866 (Voicemail Only)
(408) 924-5866
Email
james.lee@sjsu.edu



Applied Sociology (9)

Peer Reviewed Conferences (1)

Evaluation and Research Reports (5)

Presentations (37)