Taeho Lee

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1688
  • Office: 139 Franklin Bldg
  • City: Eugene


Taeho Lee is a communication researcher, strategic communicator, and lawyer. His research interests include strategic communication, corporate social responsibility, organizational transparency, institutional theory, and public records laws.


  • PhD, Mass Communication, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • JD, Emory University (Managing Editor, Emory International Law Review (Issues 22:2 & 23:1))
  • BA, Communication, Seoul National University
  • License to Practice Law (Tennessee Supreme Court)


Lee, T. & Comello, L. (In press). Transparency and industry stigmatization in strategic CSR communication. Management Communication Quarterly.

Kim, H., & Lee, T.  (2018). Strategic CSR communication: A moderating role of transparency in trust building. International Journal of Strategic Communication12(2), 107-124.

Lee, T. & Boynton, L. (2017). Conceptualizing transparency: Propositions for the integration of situational contexts and stakeholders’ perspectives. Public Relations Inquiry6(3). 233-251.

Lee, T. & Riffe, D. (2017). Business news coverage of corporate social responsibility in the United States and United Kingdom: Insights from the implicit and explicit framework. Business & Society.  10.1177/0007650317696314.

Lee, T. (2017). The status of corporate social responsibility research in public relations: A content analysis of published articles in eleven scholarly journals from 1980 to 2015. Public Relations Review43(1). 211-218.

Lee, T. (2016). Public records fees hidden in the law: A study of conflicting judicial approaches to the determination of the scope of imposable public records fees. Communication Law & Policy, 21(2). 251-79.


Lee’s research areas include corporate social responsibility, organizational transparency, strategic and organizational communication, communication law and policy, and mass communication theory and research methodology. He has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Business & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, International Journal of Strategic Communication, Public Relations Inquiry, Public Relations Review, and Communication Law and Policy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic communication
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Organizational transparency
  • Institutionalism
  • Public records laws


Strategic Planning and Cases
Strategic Communication Research