Boyung Lee

Professor of Practical Theology

Contact Information

  • Phone: (303) 765-3183
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  • B.A.,Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)
  • Th.M., Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)
  • M.Div., Claremont School of Theology
  • Ph.D., Boston College


Rev. Dr. Lee has served as the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty since July 2017. As a feminist communitarian practical theologian, her theological and scholarly pursuit is fueled by her commitment to social justice. She works hard to embody her commitment in her leadership and pedagogical practices. Before Iliff, Rev. Dr. Lee taught for 15 years at the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, CA, where she became the first woman of color tenured faculty in 2007. Dr. Lee is also an ordained United Methodist elder who served churches in Korea and the United States.

Her current research projects include co-editing a Louisville Institute grant-funded book, Embodying Anti-Racism: Asian American Christianity and Feminist Theologies; investigating “Sexual Violence in Asian American Ethnoreligious Communities,” a Religion and Sexual Abuse project of the University of California, Riverside, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

She is the immediate past president of the Religious Education Association and the incoming board chair of PANAAWTM (Pacific, Asian, North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry). She also serves as the co-chair of the Women and Religion Unit of the American Academy of Religion.

Representative courses include:

  • Women and Theologies from the Global South
  • D.Min. Proposal Seminar
  • Decolonizing Bible Studies: A Postcolonial Biblical Pedagogy
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Feminist Theologies and Pedagogies