Injung Lee, Ph.D., NCC

Assistant Professor


Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)

Injung Lee, Ph.D., NCC, joined the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in fall 2022. Prior to joining Northern Illinois University, Lee worked at Purdue University Northwest as an assistant professor in Counselor Education. She received her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Iowa in 2019. Lee worked with school-aged individuals and young adults in diverse settings, including K-12 schools, a youth counseling center and a university counseling center.

Her research interests include professional identity development of counselors-in-training, ethnic/cultural minority populations in counselor education, as well as trauma-informed teaching. Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, Lee has been actively publishing in peer-reviewed counseling journals, including Counselor Education and Supervision and Journal of Counseling and Development. She is currently serving on the editorial boards of Counselor Education and Supervision (CES), Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision (JCPS) and Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling (JAPC).


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of Iowa
  • M.A. in Educational Counseling, Seoul National University
  • B.A. in French Language Education, Seoul National University

Research Interests

  • Counselor professional development
  • Research training in counselor education
  • International students and faculty
  • Trauma-informed teaching
  • Wellness/burnout

Selected Publications

Han, E. and Lee, I. (2023). Empowering women in counseling by dismantling internalized sexism: The feminist-multicultural orientation and social justice competencies. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 45(3), 213-230.

Woo, H., Heo, N., Lee, J., Harris, C. and Lee, I. (2023). The relationship between advanced and enriching precollegiate education in STEM and high school students'stem career intentions: Implications for educators and school counseling programs. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 13(1), 59-77.

Lee, I. (2022). Ethical decision-making in counseling clients with Asian cultural values. Rehabilitation Professional, 30(3), 27-40.

Lee, I., Duys, D. K., and Wood, S. M. (2022). Publication and editorial feedback experiences of doctoral students in counselor education: A phenomenological inquiry. Counselor Education and Supervision, 61(2), 174-192.

Jang, H., Woo, H. and Lee, I. (2020). The effects of self-compassion and perceived social support on career decision-making self-efficacy: A comparison of bisexual and lesbian/gay college students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 98(4), 402-411.

Lee, I., Bardhoshi, G., Yoon, E., Sandersfeld, T., Rush, R. D., and Priest, J. B. (2018). Attributional style and burnout of counselors-in-training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 57(4), 285-300.

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