Dr. Sohui Lee

Assistant Professor and Faculty Director 
Writing & Multiliteracy Center
Broome Library,  Rm 1573
Phone: 805-437-2057
Email: sohui.lee@csuci.edu


Ph.D. English and American Literature, Boston University, 2002
Visiting Graduate Student, English Literature, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, 1998-1999
M.A. English and American Literature, Boston University, 1995
B.A. English and German Literature, UCLA, 1993


Sohui Lee joined CSU Channel Islands in July 2015.  Previously she taught courses, lead workshops, and tutored students and faculty at Stanford University for fourteen years, specializing in academic writing, visual design, oral presentations, writing pedagogy, and multiliteracy center studies.  While Assistant Director of Stanford's Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, she launched initiatives that expanded the Center's services to include tutoring, workshops, and dissertation boot camps for graduate students.  As Associate Director at Stanford, she started the Digital Media Program. Sohui has published in leading composition and writing center studies journals (Writing Center Journal, WLN, PraxisComputers and Composition), contributed chapters books, is co-editor of the Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media, and is co-author of a textbook in progress.  In 2017, she also became Associate Editor at WLN:  A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

As Faculty Director of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center, Sohui is excited to promote a culture of writing and communication in CI by constantly innovating ways to support students in developing skills and habits that will make them successful writers, thinkers, and creative communicators.

Selected Publications and Editorships


Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter, Eds.  The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media.  Routledge Press.  July 2013.  Nominated for IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award for 2013.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  Design for Composition.  In contract with Parlor Press.  Forthcoming 2019.

Guest Editorship of Peer-Reviewed Journal

Russell Carpenter and Sohui Lee, Eds. "Pedagogies of Multimodality and the Future of Multiliteracy Centers."  Special issue of Computers and Composition:  An International Journal.  September 2016.   

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Sohui Lee and Russ E. Carpenter.  “Introducing Multiliteracies Through Scientific Research Posters.” Writing Center Journal, vol. 36, no. 2, 2017.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter. "Future Pedagogies of Applied Creative Thinking in Multiliteracy Centers:  How Creative Thinking "Opens the Ways" for Better Habits of Mind."   In Future Scholar:  Researching & Teaching the Frameworks for Writing & Information Literacy (Collection).   Eds. James Purdy and Randall McClure.  Information Today, Inc.  June 2016.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  "Creative Thinking for 21st Century Composing Practices:  Creativity Pedagogies Across Disciplines."  Special Issue of Across the Disciplines:  A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing.  December 2015.

Sohui Lee.  "Situated Design for Multiliteracy Centers:  A Rhetorical Approach for Visual Design."  SDC: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation, vol 19, no. 1, 2014.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “Navigating Literacies in Multimodal Spaces.”  In Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media (collection).  With Russell Carpenter.  Routledge. July 2013.

Sohui Lee and Chris Golde. "Completing the Dissertation and Beyond:  Writing Center and the Dissertation Boot Camp." (PDF, 231KB)  With Chris Golde.  Writing Lab Newsletter, vol. 37, no. 7-8, 2013.  Nominated for IWCA  Outstanding Article Award for 2013.

Sohui Lee, Christine Alfano, and Russell Carpenter.  "Invention in Two Parts:  Multimodal Communication in Space Design in the Writing Center"  With Christine Alfano and Russell Carpenter.  In Cases for Higher Education Spaces:  Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology.  Ed. Russell Carpenter.  IGI Global Press:  January 2013.  

  • Reprinted in Digital Arts and Entertainment:  Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes).  Hershey, Penn.:  IGI Global, June 2014.

Valerie Balester, Nancy Grimm, Sohui Lee, Jackie Grutsch McKinney, David Sheridan, and Naomi Silver.  "The Idea of a Multiliteracy Center:  Six Responses."  Praxis, vol. 9, no. 2, 2012.  

Sohui Lee.  "Fair Use and the Vulnerability of Criticism on the Internet."  Composition and Copyright:  Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use (Collection).  Ed. Steve Westbrook.  SUNY Press, 2008.

Sohui Lee.  “Manifest Empire:  How U.S. rivalry with Great Britain shaped manifest destiny.” Romantic Border Crossings (collection).  Eds. Jeffrey Cass and Larry Peer.  Ashgate Publishing, 2008.

  • Reprinted in RoutledgeHistorical Resources:  Romanticism (online collection).  Editors Duncan Wu, John Strachan, and Jane Moore.  Forthcoming Routledge Press, 2018.

Sohui Lee.  “‘An Anti-Democratic Habit of Feeling’: Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Toryism in O'Sullivan's Democratic Review.“Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic”: Essays in Romanticism (collection). Eds. Lance Newman, Joel Pace, and Chris Koenig-Woodyard.  Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 2006.

Sohui Lee.  “Anglophobia” and “Jacobin.” Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia. Eds. Will Kaufman and Heidi Macpherson. Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2005.

 Sohui Lee.  “‘[O]ur American kinsman’: British Nationalism and Book Reviews of American Literature in the 1840s.” Romanticism on the Net.  Electronic journal dedicated to British and American Romanticism.  May-August 2005.

Sohui Lee.  “Hawthorne’s Politics of Storytelling:  Two ‘Tales of the Province House’ and the Specter of Anglomania in the Democratic Review.American Periodicals.  April 2004.

Sohui Lee.  “The Guillotine and the American Public: A Godwinian Reading of The Scarlet Letter.Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations.  Ed. Richard Gravil, vol. 4, no. 2, 200: pp. 152-72.

Forthcoming Scholarship Publication 

Russell Carpenter and Sohui Lee.  “Assessing Student Engagement of Creativity:  Awareness and Application in Learning.”  Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal.  Forthcoming September 2018.

Sohui Lee and Jarret Krone.  "Brochures:  Helping Students Make Good Design Decisions."  In Multimodal Consulting:  A Guide for Tutors (Collection).  Editors Lindsay Sabatino and Brian Fallon.  Utah State University Press.  Forthcoming in 2018.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “Transferring Creativity Across Disciplines:  Creative Thinking for 21st Century Composing Practices.”  Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  Writing in and About the Performing and Visual Arts:  Creating, Performing, and Teaching.  Editors Steven J. Corbett, Teagen E. Decker, and Betsy Cooper.  University Press of Colorado.  Forthcoming in 2018. 

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  "Generating Multimodal Pedagogy Within Start-Up Multiliteracy Centers."  Special issue on Multimodality in WLN:  A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.  Forthcoming in 2019.

Media and Webinar

“Introduction to Publishing in WLN.”  With Elizabeth Kleinfeld and Julia Prebel as hosts.  Webinar.  February 23, 2018.  122 participants registered. Webinar Recording: Link.

“Meet the Author.” Live Interview.  Discussion Series.  Peercentered.org.  October 21, 2013.  Web.

 “Adventures in Writing.”  Online Interview.  Lagunita, Stanford University Online Courses.  January 12, 2015. (https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/VPUE/PWR/AdventuresinWriting)            

Selected Conference Presentations Since 2005

Sohui Lee, Julie Prebel, and Elizabeth Kleinfeld.  “Active Citizenship in Publishing:  Evaluating Diversity in Writing Center Scholarship.”  International Writing Center Association.  Atlanta, Georgia.  October 10-13, 2018.

Sohui Lee and Colleen Keith-Harris.  “Digital Literacy as Precondition for Wonder: Measuring Student Efficacy, Access, and Learning Preferences.”  Computers and Composition Conference.  University of Findlay.  Findlay, OH.  June 1-4, 2017.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “Developing Strategies for Creative Literacies:  Cultivating Multimodal Composition Spaces of Wonder.”  Computers and Composition Conference.  University of Findlay.  Findlay, Ohio.  June 1–4, 2017.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “Integrating Creative Thinking Into Writing Center Pedagogy:  Approaches and Strategies.”  Workshop Session.  International Writing Center Association (IWCA).  Pittsburgh, PA.  October 8-10, 2015.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “Creative Technoliteracies:  Drawing on Creativity to Improve Multimodal Pedagogy” Computers and Writing Conference.  University of Wisconsin, Stout.  May 28-31, 2015.

Sohui Lee.  “Literacy Identities and Accessibility of Pedagogy:  Improving Accessibility for Multiliteracies.”  Southeastern Writing Center Association.  Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN.  February 19-21, 2015.

Sohui Lee, Lindsay Sabatino, Russell Carpenter, Karen Head, Valerie Balester, and Stacy Wilder.  “Emerging Multiliteracy Centers:  Evolving into Digital and Multimedia Realms.” International Writing Center Association / National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.  Orlando, Florida.  October 30-November 1, 2014. 

Sohui Lee and Russ E. Carpenter.  “Designing and Speaking Research:  Convolutions of Teaching Multimodal Communication in the Sciences.” Computers and Writing Conference.   Washington State University.  Pullman, WA.  June 5-8, 2014.

Sohui Lee.  “Designing Creativity:  Roles of Technology in Creative Multimodal Projects.”  Computers and Writing Conference.  Frostburg State University.  Frostburg, Maryland.  June 6-9, 2013.

Sohui Lee.  “Rhetoric +:  Introducing Multimodal Thinking.” International Writing Center Association.  San Diego, CA.  October 25-27, 2012.

Sohui Lee and Julia Bleakney.  “Correlating Writing Center ‘Pitches’ and Tutorial Visits:  A Mixed Methods Study.” International Writing Center Association.  San Diego, CA.  October 25-27, 2012.

Sohui Lee, Russell Carpenter, and Christine Alfano.  “ArchiTEXTure of Invention in Two Writing Centers:  New Media and the Multimodal Invention Process.” Computers and Writing Conference. North Carolina State University.  Raleigh, NC.  May 17, 2012-May 20, 2012.

Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter.  “The Texts and Architectures of Multimodal Invention.” Southeastern Writing Center Association.  Eastern Kentucky University.  Feb 16-Feb 18, 2012.

Sohui Lee.  “From Writing Center to Multiliteracies Center:  Imagining the Twenty-First Century.” Roundtable.  Computers and Writing Conference.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  May 19-22, 2011.

Sohui Lee.  “Writing Center and the Dissertation Boot Camp:  History, Models, and Recommendation for Boot Camp Start Up.” International Writing Centers Association.  Baltimore, Maryland.  November 4-6, 2010.  

 Sohui Lee.  “Copyright and Rhetorical Invention: Changing Scholarly Identity in the Age of Digital Reproduction.”  Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  New York, NY.  March 21-24, 2007.

 Sohui Lee.  “Teaching Writing in the Age of Visual Literacy:  Reading Visual Grammar and Visualizing Writing.”  Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  Chicago, IL.  March 22-25, 2006.

 Sohui Lee. “Teaching Rhetorical PowerPoint in the Classroom.” Computers and Writing Conference.  Stanford University.  Stanford, CA.  June 16-19, 2005.

 Sohui Lee.  “Writing Competence vs. Performance:  Revising our Teaching Goals in terms of Deep Learning Reception.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  San Francisco, CA.  March 16-19, 2005.