PhD Students

Levone Lee


Master’s in Social Work, University of New Hampshire
LLB, Sichuan University

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Linear Regression
  • Multilevel Modeling

Research Interests

  • Positive youth development
  • Statistics, measurement and evaluation
  • Psychometrics testing and scale development
  • Life skill development and transfer
  • Experiential learning


  • Newman T., Turgeon S., Moore M., Bean C., Lee L., Knuettel M., & Osmers Rahill C. (2022). The dual pandemic: Covid-19, systemic racism, and college student-athletic mental health. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. (IF: 4.048)

Conference Presentations

  • Turgeon, S., Newman, T., Moore, M., Bean, C., Lee, L., Knuettel, M., & Osmers Rahill, C. (2021, October). The dual pandemic: Covid-19, systemic racism, and college student-athletic mental health. Presentation presented at Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Virtual.
  • Newman, T., Turgeon, S., Lee, L., & Stiehl, I. (2023, January). Violent behaviors and the role of life skills among collegiate club sport athletes. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 26th Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Newman, T., Lee, L., Bostick, K., Tarr, C., Robinson, E., & Turgeon, S. (2021, October). Ensuring the healthy development for youth through sport and recreation: Findings and implications from the Social Work & Sport Research Lab. Themed panel presented at the Alliance of Social Workers in Sport 7th Annual Social Work in Sports Symposium, Virtual.


Levone is currently a social work PhD student at the University of Kentucky. He has been a member of the Social Work, Social Justice, & Sport Research Lab since Aug 2020 and has contributed to two published manuscripts. Additionally, Levone has served as an ad hoc reviewer for two journals. Levone’s research interests include youth development, experiential learning, and statistical analysis. Levone is a certified lifeguard and is currently a member of a local master’s swimming team. In his free time, Levone enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.