Dean Lee joined Dominican from Saint Mary’s College of California, where he served as interim dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration. Dean Lee, who joined Saint Mary’s in 1998 as a professor of business analytics, also served as associate dean of Graduate Business and Global Programs, director of the Professional MBA Program, and chair of the Operations Management and Quantitative Methods Department.
At Saint Mary’s, Dean Lee worked with faculty and staff to develop and launch several degree and certificate programs. These include an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (2019), a Women’s Leadership Certificate Program (2019), a Leadership Development Program for Provident Credit Union (2019), an Executive MBA Shanghai (2018), an MS in Management (2016), an MS in Business Analytics (2015), an MS in Accounting (2013), and a Short-Term Silicon Valley/SF Immersion Program (2013).
He was responsible for all five graduate business programs in the university’s initial AACSB accreditation in 2013 and then led the AACSB re-accreditation process in 2018.
Dean Lee has broad experience in higher education, having taught at the University of California Irvine, Chapman University, the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, California State University Fullerton, and California State University San Marcos. Courses taught include Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Data Analysis, and Business Statistics. He has also consulted with many global companies, including Roche, McKesson, OASIS International, Abbot Medical Optics, Lucky Stores, Varian, Transcept, and Walt Disney.