Lee, Peter A

Lee, Peter A

Professor, School of Social Work


Preferred: peter.a.lee@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5850

Office Hours

Tuesdays 12:30PM to 2:30PM and by appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley


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.  Recently, he has worked with CommUniverCity San Jose as the Associate Director, and Director of the SJSU "UP" Pre-College program (formerly Upward Bound). 

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, the MSW Program Coordinator, Graduate Advisor, Admissions Director, Research Sequence Chair, and Director of the Center for Human Services Research and Development.