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Ji-Yeon Lee

Ji-Yeon Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy


Ji-yeon Lee, PhD received American Psychological Foundation Grants twice.

Her primary scholarship area examines the interplay between cultural factors and attachment relationships. She considered geographic distance as a cultural context and examined differences in geographically close and long distance romantic relationship (LDRs). She recently expanded her research interests in attachment issues to elders (e.g., immigrant elders, LGBT elders) and their LDRs with their family members/attachment figures. She received two American Psychological Foundation grants for her research on immigrant elders and LGBT elders. She also has worked on several cross-cultural research projects, international students’ adjustment, and prevention research (e.g., cancer prevention, suicide prevention).

Dr. Ji-yeon Lee serves as a chair of the web committee in Division 52 International Psychology and is a committee member for Early Career Professionals in Division 17 Counseling Psychology in APA. Dr. Lee also serves in ad hoc central programming working group in APA, and she is very active in professional activities at the national level.


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M. A., University of Minnesota

Academic Distinctions

American Psychological Foundation Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grant, LGBT Elders' unique challenges in the transition to elderhood, June, 2013.

American Psychological Foundation Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grant, Immigrant Elders’ Place Attachment and their adjustment to the elderhood in U.S., June, 2012.



Office Phone
(973) 761-9591


Office Location
Room 318
Jubilee Hall


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