Organization, Leadership, and Communication
Eunkyung  Lee

Eunkyung Lee

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Eunkyung Lee is an experienced researcher on leadership, conflict and conflict management, negotiation, and social network development in organizations. Aligned in Jesuit tradition, Dr. Lee helps students analyze and understand contemporary organizations from a theoretical and empirical perspective and facilitates an environment where students can learn how to become effective leaders with both strategic and interpersonal skills.

Dr. Lee’s current research interests include understanding the effect of different types of team conflict on individual outcomes as well as team performance and exploring contextual factors that may influence the effect of conflict. She has had experience teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Introduction to Management, Negotiations in HR Decisions, and Quantitative Methods.

Dr. Lee’s international work experience as an associate researcher for the Korea Information Strategy Development Institute and as a human resources consultant for the Korea Productivity Center gives her a robust knowledge of human resource management and organizational behavior, which she brings to the classroom.


Ph.D., Human Resource and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, 2013
M.S., Business Administration, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 2003
B.A., Psychology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2001

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

Lee, E. K., “Containing Conflict: A Relational Approach to the Study of High-Involvement Work Practices (HIWPs) in the Healthcare Setting.” International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2014 (with Hong, W., and Avgar, A.)

Lee, E. K., “Conflict in Context: Perceptions of Conflict, Employee Outcomes, and the Moderating Role of Discretion and Social Capital.” International Journal of Conflict Management, 2014 (with Avgar, A., and Chung, W.)

Lee, E. K., “Social Capital in Negotiation: Leveraging the Power of Relational Wealth.” Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making (pp. 1-25). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2012 (with Avgar, A.)

Lee, E. K. “Effectiveness of Canada’s Employment Equity Legislation for Women (1997-2004): Implications for Policy Makers.” Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations (RI/IR), Vol. 65(2), p.304-329, 2010 (with Jain, H. C., Lawler, J. J., and Bai, B.)

Lee, E. K., “Care and Conflict: The Impacts of Resident-Centered Care on Task Conflict and Resident Conflict.” Proceedings from the 62nd Labor and Employment Relations Annual Meetings, 2010 (with Young, E.)

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award, Illinois Leadership Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

Best Paper Award, University Council of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Programs (UCIRHRP), Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2010


Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Conflict Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management

Eunkyung Lee, University of San Francisco School of Management