Professor Eunmee Lee Wins Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence

Professor Eunmee Lee Wins Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence

George Mason University President Dr. Gregory Washington has announced the recipients of the 2024 Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence, honoring 13 Mason faculty members for their work on behalf of the university, students, and the broader community.

“George Mason University faculty are at the forefront of their fields and their work is an overarching reason why Mason is considered one of the country’s top 50 public universities,” said Dr. Washington. 

Dr. Eunmee Lee is the first faculty member to receive the Presidential Award at Mason Korea. Dr. Lee joined Mason as a full-time faculty member for the INTO Mason program in 2015. In 2016, she joined the faculty at Mason Korea, where she is currently an instructional associate professor and teaches English for academic purposes. Lee is also the founder and director of Mason Korea’s Academic Resource Center.

Dr. Lee has led two major initiatives that have had a substantial impact upon the Incheon community and its relationship with Mason and other universities located at Incheon Global Campus. The first is Incheon Citizen Life College, a program that offers Incheon citizens free, noncredit lifelong learning courses taught mostly by Mason Korea faculty. The program provides further access to a Mason education to Incheon citizens of all ages and from all walks of life.

Dr. Lee has also led a project to support Incheon’s K-12 school system by creating programs for Mason Korea students and faculty to teach and mentor local middle and high school students. She has also organized in-service training programs for K-12 schools and teachers in the city.

Both programs embody the Mason spirit of serving the communities in which our campuses are located.