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Sohui Lee

Assistant Professor, Library

Contact Information


Ph.D. English and American Literature, Boston University, 2002
M.A. English and American Literature, Boston University, 1995
B.A. English and German Literature, UCLA, 1993


Sohui Lee has joined CSUCI in July 2015 as Faculty Director of the Writing and Multiliteracy Center.

Previously she taught writing courses, lead workshops, and tutored students and faculty at Stanford University for fourteen years, specializing in academic writing, visual design, oral presentations, writing pedagogy, and multiliteracy center studies. While Assistant Director of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, she launched initiatives that expanded the Center's services to include tutoring, workshops, and dissertation boot camps for graduate students. As Associate Director, she started the Digital Media Program, that introduced tutoring and workshops that helped students become more effective communicators of multimedia and multimodal texts such as videos, slideshows, and websites.

Selected Publications


The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media. Co-editor with Russell Carpenter. Routledge Press. July 2013. Nominated for IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award for 2013.

Journal articles and book chapters

"Situated Design for Multiliteracy Centers: A Rhetorical Approach for Visual Design." SDC: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation. 19.1 (Fall 2014).

"Completing the Dissertation and Beyond: Writing Center and the Dissertation Boot Camp." With Chris Golde. Writing Lab Newsletter. 37.7-8 (March-April 2013). Nominated for IWCA Outstanding Article Award for 2013.

"Invention in Two Parts: Multimodal Communication in Space Design in the Writing Center" With Christine Alfano and Russell Carpenter. In Cases for Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Ed. Russell Carpenter. IGI Global Press: January 2013. Reprinted in Digital Arts and Entertainment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes). Hershey, Penn.: IGI Global, June 2014.

"The Idea of a Multiliteracy Center: Six Responses." With Jackie Grutsch McKinney, David Sheridan, Nancy Grimm, Naomi Silver, Valerie Balester. Praxis 9.2 (2012).

"Fair Use and the Vulnerability of Criticism on the Internet." Composition and Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use (Collection). Ed. Steve Westbrook. SUNY Press, May 2008.



writing pedagogy, multimodal composition, writing centers, communication across disciplines