Jonghoon Lee has joined the faculty of UNC at Chapel Hill's number-one ranked School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Lee, who is currently completing his doctoral degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will focus on areas such as information storage and retrieval, information visualization, digital libraries and human-computer interaction.
Lee, a native of Korea, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology at Seoul National University. He began work on his Ph.D. at Illinois in 1997.
Lee, who joined the SILS faculty on July 1, will teach his first course at the school this fall.
"Jonghoon's background in cognitive psychology and his interest in user search behavior will strengthen our research activities in human-computer interaction, a key area in our field today," said SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "We are excited about the contributions he will make at our school."