Youngkhill Lee


Youngkhill Lee

Education

  • Ph. D: 1990, Department of Leisure Studies and Services,University of Oregon
    Emphasis: Leisure Behavior for People with Disabilities
    Dissertation Topic: A phenomenological approach to investigating immediate leisure experience.
  • MS: 1985, Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
    Emphasis: Sport Behavior
    Thesis Topic: A study on the concepts of work and leisure from a social psychological perspective.
  • BS: 1982,  Korean National College of Physical Education
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
  • Associate Professor (August 1999 - May 2008) Indiana University
    Duties: Teaching therapeutic recreation and general recreation core courses, supervising internship, advising students, conducting research, and providing service to the school, community, and profession.
  • Assistant Professor (September 1996 - June 1999) Ohio University
    Duties: Taught therapeutic recreation and the general recreation core courses, advising students, conducting research, and providing service to the school, community, and profession.

 

  • Assistant Professor (August 1993 - August 1996) Florida International University
    Duties: Taught therapeutic recreation and the general recreation core courses, advised students, conducted research, and provided service to the college, university, community, and profession.
  • Project Director (September 1992 - July 1993) The University of Georgia
    Duties: Conducted fieldwork at Shepherd Spinal Center, collecting, managing and analyzing data, and developing reports and manuscripts
  • Post-Doctoral Associate (Sept. 1991 - July 1993) The University of Georgia
    Duties: Collaborated research with faculty advisors (Drs. Dattilo & Kleiber) and colleagues (Drs. Samdahl and Wilhite), supported graduate students' research, developed grant proposals, and participated in undergraduate and graduate courses

CURRENT and PAST TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

  • REC 205 (3) Therapeutic Recreation with Special Populations
  • REC 215 (3) Recreation for Persons with Special Needs
  • PE 301 (3)  Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education & Recreation
  • REC 310 (3) Theory and Philosophy of Leisure
  • REC 314 (3) Principles of Therapeutic Recreation
  • REC 324 (3) Therapeutic Recreation Practice
  • REC 345 (3) Field Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation
  • REC 346 (3-12) Field Internship in HPERDS

Biography

I am a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Calvin College.  To know more about my past and current professional, instructional and research activities, please visit my Curriculum Vitae »

Academic interests

I have my own focused area of research that examines posttraumatic growth and happiness of people with chronic illness/disabilities.

  • Physical Disabilities (Sprinal Cord Injury, Arthritis, etc)
  • Older Adults and Disabilities in General 
  • Therapeutic Recreation in General & Physical Rehabilitation
  • Leisure Experience
  • Research Methods

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Publications


BOOKS:


BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • McCormick, B. P., Lee, Y., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2009). Research in practice: Building knowledge through empirical practice. In N. J. Stumbo (Ed.), Professional issues in therapeutic recreation: On competence and outcomes (2nd Ed.)  Champaign, IL: Sagamore.
  • Lee, Y., & McCormick, B. (In presss). Health concepts for Christians with chronic disabilities. In P. Heintzman, & G. E. Van Andel (Eds.). Leisure and Christianity.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Heo, J. Lee, Y., Kim, B., & Chun, S. (2010). Contribution of relaxation to subjective well-being of older adults. Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chun, S., Lee, Y., Kim, B., & Heo, J. (2010). The impact of leisure participation and leisure satisfaction on stress-related growth. Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chun, S., & Lee, Y. (2010). “I am just thankful”: The experience of gratitude following traumatic spinal cord injury. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Lee, Y., & Chun, S. (2010). Exploring the meaning of health for Christians with chronic illness and disabilities. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Lee, Y., & Chun, S. (2010). Quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury: Does adding a variable of the experience of God tell us more? Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Kim, B., Chun, S., Heo, J., & Lee, Y. (2008). Development of a scale to measure leisure facilitators. 2008 World Leisure Conference.
  • Chun, S., Lee, Y., & Heo, J. (2008). The benefits of serious leisure following traumatic spinal cord injury. 2008 Canadian Conference on Leisure Research.

PRESENTATIONS RELATED TO CHRISTIANITY (SINCE CALVIN COLLEGE):

  • Lee, Y. (September, 2009).  3 Days Retreat for the Student Group of the Buffalo Korean Presbyterian Church. Buffalo, New York (Led three sessions: 1. “Integration of faith and scholarship: What is it and how do we do it?!”; 2. “Salvation: What is it and how are we born again? and 3. Sanctification: What is it and how does God sanctify us?” Buffalo, New York.
  • Lee, Y. (March, 2009).  Arise, TCK! (Third Culture Kids). Retreat for the College Student Group of Grand Rapids Grace CRC Church. Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Lee, Y. (March, 2009).  2 Days Retreat for the Graduate Student Group of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Purdue. West Lafayette, IN (Led three sessions: 1. “Demolishing idols!”; 2. “Man does not live by bread alone!”, and 3. “Redeeming your academic discipline for the Kingdom”).
  • Lee, Y. (March, 2009).  What is your purpose in life?. Korean Presbyterian Church of Purdue. Sunday Worship, March 15, 2009. West Lafayette, IN.
  • Lee, Y. (February, 2009).  3 Days Retreat for the Undergraduate Student Group of the Campus Town Church of Ann Arbor, MI) 2009 (Led three sessions: 1. “Distorted Self”; 2. “Redeemed Self”, and 3. “Redeemed Relationships.”
  • Lee, Y. (February, 2009).  Serve the LORD with your profession.  Sunday Worship on February 22, 2009. Campus Town Church of Ann Arbor, MI.

Professional services

  • Editorial Board Member, The Open Rehabilitation Journal (2007- now)
  • Co-Editor, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 2003- 2005
  • Associate Editor, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 1998 - 2004, 2009-2012
  • Associate Editor, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 1994 - 2000, 2006
  • International Board of Editor, International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 2000 - 2004
  • Reviewer, Journal of Leisure Research, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Reviewer, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2004
  • Reviewer, Leisure Sciences, 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Reviewer, Society & Leisure, 1996
  • Reviewer, Journal of Applied Recreation Research, 1997, 1998
  • Reviewer, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 1994, 2003
  • Co-Editor, Korean Journal of Leisure and Recreation Studies, 1991
  • Co-Chair, International Relations Team, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2000 - 2004
  • Co-Chair, Academic Affairs Team, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 1999 - 2000

University/College Services:

Calvin College

  • Member, Faculty Development Committee
  • Member, HPERDS Curriculum Committee
  • Member, HPERDS Magnet Committee
  • Member, HPERDS Personnel Committee

Indiana University

  • Member, HPER Promotion and Tenure Committee (2006-2008)
  • Member, HPER Research Council (2000-2006)
  • Member, Gender and Diversity Committee. (1999-2003; 2006- 2008)
  • Member, HPER Library Committee. (2003-2004)
  • Co-Chair, Gender and Diversity Committee (2000-2001)
  • Member, Department Research Committee (2000-2003)
  • Member, Dept. Strategic Planning Committee (1999-2000)
  • Member, Dept. Recruitment and Retention Committee (1999-2000)
  • Advisor, Indiana University Korean Christian Fellowship (1999-2008)
  • Advisor, Indiana University HPER Korean Student Association (2003-2006)
  • Advisor, Asian Basketball Association (2003- 2008)

Community Services:

  • Member, Board of Elders, Evangelical Community Church (Elected position, 2003 - 2008)
  • District Mentor, Small Group Leaders from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, and Kentucky (serving states change year to year) KOSTA/USA (KOrean STudents All Nations/United State of America) 2004- current
  • Speaker, KOSTA/USA (KOrean STudents All Nations/United State of America)
  • Spaeker, 2 Day Retreat, Indiana University Korean Chrsitian Fellowship. Braford Wood, Martinesville, Indiana. 2011
  • Speaker, 2 Day College Student Annual Retreat, Buffalo Korean Presbyterian Church. Buffalo, New York 2009
  • Speaker, College Group Annual Retreat, Korean Grace Christian Reformed Church, 2009.
  • Speaker, 2 day Graduate Student Annual Retreat, Korean Presbyterian Church of Purdue. West Lafayette, IN 2009.
  • Speaker, Sunday Worship, Korean Presbyterian Church of Purdue. West Lafayette, IN 2009.
  • Speaker, 3 Days Retreat for the Undergraduate Student Group of the Campus Town Church, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009
  • Speaker, Sunday Worship, Campus Town Church, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009
  • Speaker, 2 Day Graduate Student Annual Retreat, Methodist Church Ann Arbor, MI, 2008
  • Speaker, Friday Worship for College Student Group, New Hope Korean Baptist Church, East Lansing, MI, 2008 - 2009 (3 times)
  • Speaker, Retreat for Pastors (Methodist Church in Indiana) 2002
  • Speaker, Yesarang Church Summer Seminar on Spirituality, 2002
  • Speaker, KOSTA/USA (KOrean STudents All Nations/United State of America) Midwest Conference, 2002
  • Speaker, Youth Retreat, Korean Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN. (2003)
  • Speaker, Spiritual Development Seminar, Korean Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN. (2003)
  • Speaker, Annual Spiritual Revival Retreat (On Sabbath; 2 sessions), Gu Rut Tuki Methodist Church, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • Speaker, Small Group Leader’s Training (On Christian Leadership), Evangelic Community Church, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Speaker, Sunday Worship at Gurut Tuki Methodist Church, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • Speaker, College Small Group Kick Off (On Developing Loving and Serving Community),  Yesarang Church, Bloomington, IN (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Speaker, College Students Retreat, Korean Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IN (2005); preached 3 sessions (On “Empting,” “Filling,” and “Out-flowing.”)
  • Speaker, Sunday Worship at Yesarang Church, Bloomington, IN (Sundays in 2002-2007, 3-4 times a year)
  • Speaker, Sunday Worship at Korean Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IN (Sundays in 2004-2007, 3-4 times a year)
  • Speaker, College Students Gathering, Korean Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IN (2005); preached 3 sessions (On “Christian Worldview: On Being a Christian Student at Secular University.”)
  • Speaker, Spring Break Seminar for IU Korean Christian Students (On Time Management for Christian Students), Bloomington, IN (2007)
  • Speaker, Early Morning Worship (preached daily for two weeks), Mission Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (2006, 2007)
  • Speaker, Leadership Training for Mission Mongolia (On Team-ministry), Indianapolis, IN (2007)
  • Speaker, Special Seminar (On Stewardship of Time), Mission Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (2007)
  • Speaker, Thursday Worship (weekly) for Indiana University Korean Christian Students Fellowship, Bloomington, IN (preach every Thursday at International Center (from 1999 to now).
  • Speaker, Spring Retreat for Indiana University Korean Christian Students Fellowship, Bradford Wood, Martinsville, IN. (2007).
  • Speaker, Graduate Student Worship, Purdue University, IN. (2007)
  • Speaker, Mission Night. Urbana-Champaign Church, IL. (2007)

Professional associations

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
National Recreation and Park Association
National Therapeutic Recreation Society

Awards

  • Trustee Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2007.
  • Trustee Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2005.
  • Senior Member, American Leisure Academy, 2004.
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2002.
  • Professional Research Award, National Therapeutic Recreation Society, 1998.

Grants Funded:

  • Examination of the relationship between serious leisure and subjective well-being among senior Olympic participants. HPER Faculty-Student Research Fund (2005). [Co-Principal Investigator] $1,500.00
  • Understanding leisure experience and subjective well-being of individuals with physical disabilities who participate in a community-based adaptive sport program. HPER Faculty and Student Research Fund. [Principal Investigator; Graduate Student Team: Neil Lundberg, Jinmoo Heo, Sanghee Chun, and Catherine Nolan] $1,500.00
  • Predicting Community Re-Integration After Spinal Cord Injury From Demographic, Leisure and Personality Variables. Department of Recreation and Park Administration Scholarly Activity Awards (2003). [Principal Investigator] $1,470.00
  • A Study on the Relationship Among Dispositional Optimism, Adjustment, and Leisure Functioning of People with Spinal Cord Injury. CHHS Scholarly Activity Awards (1998). [Principal Investigator] $4,900.00
  • Evaluational study for West Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for Inclusive Recreation Projects. ($7,000.00)
  • Student Training to Advance Recreational Therapy in Schools (STARTS). Agency: U.S Department of Education. Competition Title: Minority Institution. Three Years (1995-1998, Florida International University) [Co-Project Director] $300,000.00 (approximately).
  • A study on the relationship between self-monitoring, leisure functioning and adjustment for people with spinal cord injury. Minority Faculty Development Award from Florida International University, 1993-1994, [Principal Investigator] $1,000.00
  • Leisure behavior for the people with spinal cord injury. American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers. One Year (1992-1993, The University of Georgia) [Project Director] $35,907.00
  • Boredom and adolescent drug abuse. Leisure and Recreation Association in Korea, Seoul, Korea, 1990-1991, $1,500.00. [Principal Investigator]
  • National Tourism and Leisure Survey in Korea: Developing Tourism and Leisure Indicators. Korea National Tourism Cooperation. Seoul, Korea, 1990-1991, $70,000.00. [Senior Researcher]

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