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Hosuk Lee, Ph.D.

Hosuk Lee
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 706-864-1994

Office: Rogers Hall 302, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Geography of East Asia, World Regional Geography

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1101 - Intro to Human Geography
  • GEOG 1111 - Intro to Physical Geog/Lab
  • GEOG 1102 - World Regional Geography


  • Ph.D., Geography, Florida State University, 2009
  • M.A., Geography, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • B.S., Geography, Kyunghee University, 1998

Research/Special Interests

  • Political ecology
  • Environmental justice
  • Human-nature relations
  • Criminal geography
  • Toponymy


  • Zschau, Toralf, Hosuk, Lee, Codey Collins, and Daniel L. Hatch. (Revision to Publication)  "The Hidden Challenge: Limited Recovery Capital and Overreliance on Rehabilitation-Based Network Support in Drug Court Participants." Journal of Applied Social Science.
  • Lee, Hosuk and Toralf Zschau. (2014). "New Horizons: Applying Political Ecology to the Study of Environmental Justice.” International Journal of Science, Commerce and Humanities.
  • Lee, Hosuk. The Case Study of Coastal Landscape in the U.S. and Europe. This research project was sponsored by Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). This research paper was inserted as one chapter (Chapter 3) of the Government Report, ‘Study on the Coastal Landscape Categorization and Management Framework Analysis’ (2011).
  • Lee, HosukFinal Goal of Political Ecology: A Case Study of the Toponymic Conflict of Donghae and Sea of Japan. This research paper was sponsored by Northeast Asian History Foundations. (2011)
  • Lee, Hosuk. The Political ecology of Environmental Justice: Environmental Struggle and injustice in the Yeongheung Island Coal Plant Controversy, Dissertation of Ph.D., The Florida State University (2009)

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Geography (IESA, University of North Georgia)
  • Assistant Professor of Geography (Department of Physics, University of North Georgia)
  • Visiting Lecturer (Department of Geography, Florida State University)
  • Graduate Program Coordinator (Department of Geography, Florida State University)
  • GIS Laboratory Assistant (College of Social Science, Florida State University)
  • Researcher (Korea Maritime Institute, South Korea)

Personal Information

Dr. Lee enjoys traveling, the mountains, and playing sports such as baseball, tennis, and soccer.

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