Lee, Cindy

Title: Director

Department: Master of Social Work Program

Phone: (352) 588-8869

Email: cindy.lee@saintleo.edu


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Trinity College
  • Master of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family, Florida State University

Dr. Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of social work practice experience at the direct and administrative levels in the practice areas of individual, couples, and family services. She has provided direct clinical services to military members and their families.  She served as Family Support Project/Operation Coordinator to provide integrated services to address the medical, economic, mental health, and social needs of military members and their families.  She has expertise in trauma, critical incident debriefing, and compassion fatigue. Dr. Lee has worked as an employee assistance professional which allowed her do clinical practice as well as supervisory workshops with different business and community agency personnel.  She has presented numerous workshops on compassion fatigue and cultural sensitivity.  

Dr. Lee is currently the Director of the Master's of Social Work Program which is delivered primarily via a web-conferencing platform. She has taught and deigned online courses for approximately 10 years. Among her administrative duties, she has served as Chair of the Academic Standards Committee, University Academic Excellence committee member, and Co-founder and served as member of the Institutional Research Board committee. Dr. Lee has conducted a United Way Pasco County Needs assessment, has conducted research on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Altzheimer's Caregiver's experiences. She is a research staff member of the program evaluation team for Sunrise of Pasco County. Dr. Lee managed a successful grant for 10 years. She also has conducted ongoing curricular and programmatic assessments for national accreditation.   

Community Affiliation:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Board of Director member of Pasco Kids First
  • Council on Social Work Education member 

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Effectiveness in Online teaching and Online Program administration

PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and Compassion Fatigue

Employee Assistance Programs: Supervisory Trainings and Employee Wellness


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