Dr. Lee (Ph.D., & CFS) is a Professor of Food Science and Technology (FST) program. She received her Ph.D. degree from Korea University (Seoul, Korea) in 2001 and worked at Iowa State University (Ames, IA) as a post-doctor and research scientist (2001-2011). She joined the UW-Stout in 2011 as an Assistant Professor, early promoted to an Associate Professor in 2015, tenured in 2017, and promoted to a full Professor in 2020. Dr. Lee served as Evelyn Van Donk Steenbock Endowed Chair (2015-2017), a Graduate Program Director of M.S. Food and Nutritional Sciences program (Jan. 2016-May 2019), and a Department Chair of Food and Nutrition (May 2018-June 2020).
Teaching Interests: Since Fall 2011, Dr. Lee has taught a variety of courses from introductory to graduate-level courses, online courses, and lecture-laboratory combined courses, including General Education (GE) courses and specialized courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the FST program. She developed four new courses (FN123-Science of Food (GE), FN425/625-Food Chemistry, FN435/635-Food Analysis, and FN725-Flavor Chemistry) related to the Food Chemistry area following IFT guideline and has been teaching mainly them so far.
Research Interests: Focused on the food chemistry area, especially “bioactive peptides produced from the egg protein (phosvitin)” and “mechanisms and prevention studies of quality changes of irradiated meats”. She has published more than 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 12 book chapters and received total $ 0.6 M research grants since 2002. Recently, Dr. Lee received the Sabbatical Award, and plans to conduct research for “the production of plant-based meat alternatives using 3D-Food Printing Technology” during the sabbatical year (Sept. 2021-May 2022).
Professional Interests: Dr. Lee has actively involved in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), working in the Food Chemistry Division Leadership Team (2013-2020). She was honorably elected and served as the Division Chair (2017-2018) for 1,400 division members. IFT is the largest international food science association with 17,000 members and evaluates the accreditation of the food science program, which the UW-Stout Food Science program received in 2014. As a result of her dedication, she received the IFT Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2016 and two IFT Outstanding Service Awards in 2015 and 2020.