Lee, Peter A

Lee, Peter A

Director and Professor, School of Social Work


Preferred: peter.a.lee@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5850

Office Hours

By appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley
  • Master's of Social Work, 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 curently the Director of the School of Social Work and is a Provost Fellow directing the Academic Affairs Leadership Discovery Group (AALDG).  He has taught 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.

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). He is also a committee member for the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.