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Teaching Philosophy

Juneseok Lee, Ph.D., P.E.

I firmly believe that teaching is the core of faculty service to student learning and success.  With this in mind, I have consistently tried to establish an engaging and active learning environment in my classrooms to stimulate students’ critical thinking capacities and develop their problem-solving strategies.  I consider it crucial to accommodate different learning styles, especially those stemming from student diversity.  As part of my effort to become an effective teacher, I aim to conduct my classroom presentations in a professional and positive manner and to deliver clear and concise course materials.  My exams and quizzes are prepared with the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) and PE (Professional Engineer) Exams as a model, which will help students when they go on to take professional exams shortly afterwards. 

Since I joined SJSU in 2008, I have taught three different undergraduate classes (CE150 Introduction to Hydrology and Hydraulics, CE152 Engineering Hydrology, and CE154 Hydraulic Design) and three graduate classes (CE250 Modeling in Water Resources Engineering, CE251 Open Channel Hydraulics and CE256 Sustainable Water Resources Engineering).  I have also been invited to teach Professional Engineer On-Line Review Courses (Civil PE Exam’s Water Resources Section and the California Surveying Exam) since obtaining my Civil Engineering Professional Engineering License from the State of California.  While I was a graduate student at Virginia Tech, I taught the CEE 2814 Surveying course for over 5 years.  My unique fieldwork expertise, gained while serving in the Marine Corps for over two years in South Korea, provided me with numerous opportunities to engage in a wide range of hands-on fieldwork/ surveying activities.
  
Although I have so far been pleased to receive what may be considered outstanding SOTE scores (2008- present, a 16 semester average of 4.8/5.0), I will continue to strive to develop my teaching skills further.  During 2011, I was honored to be selected as an ASCE ExCEEd Fellow (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education).  I take Civil Engineering Education seriously, and take great pleasure in sharing my perspectives with aspiring future Civil Engineers.  As an engineering faculty member, I will continue to contribute to the department’s instructional program through effective teaching as well as the development of courses, curricula and laboratories at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Below are lists of courses that I have taught at academic institutions as well as the professional organization. 
 
CE150 Intro to Hydrology and Hydraulics Student Field Trip to Los Gatos Creek, San Jose, CA.  Copyrights of Juneseok Lee 2016

COURSES TAUGHT I

SAN JOSE STATE UNIV (2008-PRESENT)

CE150 INTRO TO HYDROLOGY & HYDRAULICS

Analysis and design of open channels and pipe networks. Introduction to hydraulic structures, machinery, basic hydrology, and computer modeling. Social impacts of Civil Engineering. 

CE152 ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY

Hydrologic processes; streamflow, hydrographs and flood routing; groundwater hydraulics; flood frequency analysis. 

CE154 HYDRAULIC DESIGN

Design of hydraulic structures-reservoirs, dams, spillways, energy dissipators, outlet works, hydroelectric systems and flood control. 

CE250 MODELING IN WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

Technical, economic, legal, political, environmental and social factors in decision-making in water project planning and water resources development and management. 

CE251 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS

Conveyance curves, the varied flow equation, specific energy, channel transitions, waves, routing of floods and super-critical flow.

CE256 SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

Water use, water-energy nexus, water excess management, environmental impact assessment, risk-based analysis, and water resources management. 
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COURSES TAUGHT II

PROFESSIONAL PUBLCATIONS, INC. (2011-2014)

PE EXAM - CIVIL | WATER RESOURCES (ON-LINE & IN-CLASS)

Closed conduits, open channel hydraulics, engineering hydrology, groundwater engineering, water treatment/ wastewater treatment, environmental redemediation and engineering economics

PE EXAM - CALIFORNIA ENGINEERING SURVEYING (ON-LINE CLASS)

Standard of Practice, Equipment and Uses, Field Measurements, Calculations, Dat Application Procedures

FE EXAM - FLUID MECHANICS

Fluid statics, fluid dynamics, impulse-momentum principles and fluid measurements, 
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COURSES TAUGHT III

VIRGINIA TECH (2003-2008)

CEE2814 MEASUREMENTS

  
Course emphasizing the importance of measurement, interpretation, and analysis of all types of data used in civil and environmental engineering.  While spatial measurement techniques are emphasized, topics on data measurement and statistical analysis within multiple discipline areas of civil and environmental engineering will be covered.  Basic statistics topics such as descriptive measures, probability and frequency, and regression, will be covered.  The spatial measurements topics contain material on current methods and instruments.  GPS, leveling, distance and angular measurement, mapping and topographic surveys, automated data collection, terrain models, earthwork methods, construction surveying, geodesy, and GIS will be covered.  This course will provide the industrious student with a crucial foundation for employment in summer or post graduation opportunities.
  
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