Associate Professor Dr Catherine Lee Cheng Ean

Associate Professor Dr Catherine Lee Cheng Ean

  • Associate Dean (Education)
Department of Communication


Dr Catherine Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Sunway University and has more than 19 years of teaching and research experience in higher education. She has published extensively in local and international peer-reviewed journals as well as presented at local and international conferences. She is a member of the Panel Assessor for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), International Communication Association (ICA), Malaysian Association of Communication Educators (MACE), Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER) and a reviewer for numerous journals such as The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, International Journal of Business Communication, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, US-China Foreign Language and Sino-US English Teaching, Journal of Research in International Business and Management, Wudpecker Journal Educational Research, and Journal of Malaysian Studies, SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research, Akademika Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities, Malaysian Journal of Communication and Journal of Sustainability Science and Management.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK (2019)
  • MA in Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (2002)
  • BA (Hons) in Media Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2000)

Research Interests

  • Employee communication
  • Mobile technologies
  • Public relations
  • Social media
  • Technology-enhanced learning

Notable Publications

  1. Lee C.E. (2019). Facebook use in Malaysian higher education classroom. In: Tatnall A. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0
  2. Raina, R., Roebuck, D. B. & Lee, C.E. (2014). An exploratory study of listening skills of managers and non-managers within India, Malaysia and United States. In Jitendra K. Das and Hitesh Arora (Eds) Malaysia: Challenges and Perspectives, Bloomsbury India, 252–280.
  3. Lee, C.E., Wong, M.Y. & Lai, G.W. (2011). Social networking and the youth. In Media and Culture: Global Homogeneity and Local Identity, Philippines: ANVIL Publishing Inc., 174–187.