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Kwangwon Lee

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kwangwon Lee is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education. In the summer of 2019, he earned his doctoral degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in Special Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the relationship between preverbal social communication competencies as observed in interactions between toddlers with autism and their caregivers. Dr. Lee earned his master’s degree in Special Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and his bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies from the University of Evansville, Indiana.

Research Interests
  • Early intervention for children with autism
  • Autism
  • The relationship between preverbal social communication competencies
Of Note

Dr. Lee is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, he has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Child and Family Studies and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and was on the editorial board for the Journal of Special Education Technology.

Teaching Interests
  • Early childhood special education
  • Early intervention
  • Early childhood development
  • Autism

Lee, K., & Schertz, H. H. (2021). Association of turn-taking functions with joint attention in toddlers with autism. Autism.

Lee, K., & Staggs, A. (2021). Defining turn taking in intervention for young children with autism: A review of the literature. Journal of Childhood, Education & Society, 2(2), 139-153. 

Lee, K. (2019). The Relationship Between Turn Taking and Joint Attention in Interactions Between Caregivers and Young Children with Autism (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University).

Lee, K., & Schertz, H. H. (2020). Brief report: Analysis of the relationship between turn taking and joint attention for toddlers with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(7), 2633-2640.

Ochoa, T. A., Erden, E., Alhajeri, O., Hurley, E., Lee, K., Ogle, L., & Wang, T. (2017). Disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. International Journal of Special Education, 325, 32(2), 325.