Jenny Lee

Vice President for Arizona International and Dean of International Education Leadership and Administration

Jenny Lee

Vice President for Arizona International and Dean of International Education Leadership and Administration

Jenny Lee serves as Vice President for Arizona International and Dean of International Education at the University of Arizona. She is also a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona’s College of Education. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the global diffusion of higher education and its impact on societies and economic opportunities.

Dr. Lee is a thought leader in global higher education. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She formerly served as a Senior Fellow of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the Chair for the Council of International Higher Education, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Additionally, Dr. Lee has served as US Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, a Distinguished Global Professor at Korea University, and an international visiting scholar at the City University of London, the University of Pretoria, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Dr. Lee’s expertise is regularly sought by national and international news outlets, such as ABC News, the Atlantic, Nature, the New York Times, NPR, Reuters, Science, and the Wall Street Journal.

You can read some of her recent op-eds here: 

Lee, Jenny J. (2022, July 19). How China–US collaborations still happen, despite politics. Nature. 

Li, Xiaojie & Lee, Jenny J. (2022, April 16). When geopolitical tensions interrupt the academic project. University World News. 

Lee, Jenny J. & Lundemo, Ola (2021, June 5). Why sustainability is not enough in international education. University World News. 

Lee, Jenny J. (2020). Neo-racism and the Criminalization of China. Journal of International Students, 10(4), i-vi. 

Haupt, John P. & Jenny J. Lee (2020). US–China scientific cooperation faces an uncertain future. East Asia Forum. 

Cantwell, Brendan. & Jenny J. Lee (2020, July 25). The impossibility of a nationalist university. University World News. 

Lee, Jenny J. (2020, July 8). International students shouldn’t be political pawns. Inside Higher Ed. 

Lee, Jenny J. & John Haupt. (2020, January 7). The “China threat” and the future of global science. Scientific American. 

Lee, Jenny J. (2019, November 9). Universities, neo-nationalism and the ‘China threat’. University World News

  

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