- News-editorial diploma, World College of Journalism in Taipei, Taiwan
- B.A., Journalism, University of Oregon
- M.A., Mass Communications, University of Minnesota
- Ph.D., Communication and Society, University of Oregon
- Idaho School Public Relations Association Research Grant, Spring 2002
- Washington State University College of Liberal Arts Initiation and Completion Grant, Fall 200
- Hawaii Pacific University Trustees Scholarly Endeavors Award/Grant, spring 2000
- Hawaii Pacific University Faculty Development Award/Grant, spring and fall 1999, 2000.
- Katich Creativity (Teaching) Award, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas, Spring 2011.
- American Advertising Federation Most Promising Minority Student Nominator Award, 2005.
Invited speaker, “Research Friday,” the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, September 2007. Topic: Differences between liberals and conservatives: An analysis based on DDB Life Style data.
Invited speaker, the Department of Journalism, Shih-Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 2006 and Jan. 2007. Topics: Media’s political effects and journalism & mass communication programs in the U.S.
- Political Communication
- Consumer Behavior
- Media Credibility
- International Communication
- Race and Gender Issues
Vu, H. T., & Lee, T. (in press). Soap operas as a matchmaker: A cultivation analysis of the effects of South Korean TV dramas. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
Lee, T. & Hicks, G. (2011). An analysis of factors predicting attitudes toward same-sex marriage: Do the media matter? Journal of Homosexuality, 58(10), 1391-1408.
Wu, H. D., & Lee, T. (2009). Media, Politics and Asian Americans. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Vu, H. T., & Lee, T. (in press). State – Press relations revisited: A case study on how U.S. media portray post-war Vietnam. Asian Journal of Communication.
Lee, T. (2010). Why they don’t trust the media: An examination of factors predicting trust. American Behavioral Scientist, 58(1), 8-21
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