Min-Young Lee

Professional Profile


Dr. Min-Young Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Retail and Tourism Management at the University of Kentucky. She has a Ph.D. in Retail and Consumer Sciences and a M.S. in Communications and Management Science from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Lee’s research has been published in refereed journals, abstracts, and proceedings, including Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Customer Behavior, and Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. In spring 2006 and 2008, her scholarly work received Best Paper Awards from the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA).

She currently teaches Merchandise Planning and Control and Retail Entrepreneurship. Her teaching interests are in the area of consumer behavior, retail strategy, promotion and retail analysis, international retailing, and multi-channel retailing both at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also an active member of numerous professional organizations such as International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA), and Academy of Marketing Science (AMS).

Course Instruction

  • MAT 315: Merchandise Planning and Control
  • MAT 510: Electronic Retailing
  • MAT 514: Entrepreneurship
  • MAT 650: Survey of Current Theories & Literature


  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Consumption
  • Consumer behaviors in new retail formats
  • International retailing and retailing for ethnic consumers



University of Tennessee, 2007
Retail & Consumer Sciences

University of Tennessee, 2003
Management Science
University of Tennessee, 2001

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1996
Mass Communication

Areas of Interest

Academics, Research