Minkyung Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

My journey to the Leonhard Center:

I started working in the Leonhard Center as a graduate research assistant from this summer, 2022. Prior to the Leonhard Center, I worked as a graduate research assistant in the online learning design team for 4 years after starting my phd program (Learning Design and Technology in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems) in 2018.  My research interests are in the effective ways to form discussion groups for the deep level of learning and the influence of external concept structures on an individual’s knowledge structures.

Minkyung is passionate about:

  • Asynchronous interaction analysis using social networks and discourse
  • Individual's knowledge structure changes in reading comprehension

Favorite Leonhard Center Halloween costume:

Leonhard Center Halloween Party



The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020