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Julie Lee

Julie Lee

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 402.826.2161
Department: Economics
Office: GA403
Campus: CRETE

Julie (Yunkyung) Lee is a Visiting Instructor of Economics at Doane University. She earned her PhD. in Agricultural Economics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021. Her research interests are modeling and simulating the market and welfare effects of food policy and agricultural technology by integrating heterogeneous agents, preferences with the multi-market framework.

Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2021
M.S. (Agricultural Economics), Mississippi State University, 2014
B.A. (Economics), Kwang Woon University, 2011

Courses Taught

  • Statistics (BUS 215)

Professional Experience

Researcher, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI), South Korea

Teaching Experience

Doane University, 2021-present
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019-2021

Professional Accolades

Outstanding Researcher, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI), 2017
Outstanding Graduate Research, Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS), 2015
Agricultural Honor Society, Mississippi State University, 2014

Professional Highlights

  • Lee, Y. (2021). Market and Welfare Effects of Genetically Edited High-oleic Soybean in the U.S. Selected paper at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Lee, Y. & K. Giannakas. (2021). System-wide Market and Welfare Effects of a U.S. Sugar-sweetened Beverages tax. Selected poster at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Lee, Y. (2019). What Do We Lose Under the Milk Production Quota? Selected paper at Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Coeur Alene, ID.
  • Lee, Y., Freeman, M. A., Coatney K. T., Collart, A. J., & M. W., Schilling. (2016). Does Experience Overcome Perception Bias for Consumer of Grass-finished Beef? Journal of Food Distribution Research, 47(1)
  • Lee, Y. (2016). Egg Market Outlook in the First Half of 2016. Modern Poultry Journal, 564:94-98
  • Lee, Y. (2016). Packing and Processing Egg Industry: The Case of the United States and Europe. Korea Poultry Journal, 192:161-163
  • Woo, B. J., Lee. H. W., Kim, H. J., Han, B. H., and Y. Lee. (2016). Livestock Market and Outlook. Korea Rural Economic Institute,723
  • Ji, I. B., Lee. H. W., Kim, H. J., Han, B. H., and Y. Lee. (2015). Livestock Market and Outlook. Korea Rural Economic Institute, 533
  • Lee, Y. (2015). An Overview of Pork Production in the U.S. World Agriculture, 184:73-93
  • Song, W. J., Kim, H. J., and Y. Lee. (2015). The Study on the Design for Price Surveys on Poultry Meat and Egg. Korea Rural Economic Institute, 132
  • Lee, Y. (2015). First Half 2015 Poultry and Egg Outlook. Korean Poultry Journal, 179:156-158
  • Lee, Y. (2015). Egg Market Outlook in the First Half of 2015. Modern Poultry Journal, 552:92-95

Why did you become an instructor? How did you become interested in teaching?

When I was a teaching assistant for one of my classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I met a student who was struggling with the coursework. It was a challenging time for all students, as the class setting was a hybrid of virtual and in-person modes due to the pandemic. But for him, as I could understand, it was even worse because of his individual concerns. He said he was overwhelmed with the classes, too many group projects, and assignments. However, after a series of chats and discussions, he opened up and talked about the individual issues that were bothering him. It was such a great time for me to have a conversation about a student's personal challenges and see how he had moved on.

I become an instructor because I want to be a person who can support students while they struggle with the many challenges they face. An individual who teaches a class is responsible for providing quality lectures and engaging students by stimulating their interest in the course. However, through the above-mentioned incident, I realized delivering knowledge is just a part of an instructor's job.

What is your favorite quote and why?

My favorite quote is, "No one is you, and that is your power" Sometimes - most of the time, perhaps, we think we are not significant or not so special. But this quote makes me think that we have the ability to achieve something that not everyone else has already done. I always believe that each of us has something special that makes us so unique from others.

How can I get to know you better? How do you engage with students outside the classroom?

You can email me or stop by my office. Having conversations with students is what appeals to me most in my instructor's role. If you are thinking of going to graduate school, I am in a position to offer you lots of useful resources to help. If you are experiencing any challenges and would like to find someone who will listen, I am ready to hear your story and help you navigate all the possibilities that lie before you. Please do not hesitate to contact me!