Lee, Peter A

Lee, Peter A

Professor, School of Social Work


Preferred: peter.a.lee@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5850

Office Hours

Tuesdays 3:00PM to 5:00PM and by appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 1998


Dr. Lee earned his M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. His research and practice interests include the psychological development and adjustment of Asian Americans, and ethnic groups in the child welfare and mental health systems. Dr. Lee is the co-creator of Social Workers in the Library (with SJPL Librarian Deborah Estreicher). He is also involved with The Salvation Army and other non-profit community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area developing sports, family, and youth programs. Dr. Lee has also been involved in the partnership among the School, CASA, and SJSU with the Viet Nam National University in Ha Noi to create graduate-level curriculum instrumental towards developing the social work profession in Viet Nam.

Dr. Lee currently teaches in the MSW Program and is involved in research and community development activities. In the past he has served as the Acting Director of the School (Spring 2011-Summer 2012), the MSW Program Coordinator, Graduate Advisor, Admissions Director, Research Sequence Chair, and Director of the Center for Human Services Research and Development.