The School of Economics and Business Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Yung-Jae Lee as interim associate dean for graduate and global programs, effective August 1, 2013, until the permanent structure/replacement is in place, before the end of June, 2014.
Lee has been one of the leaders in our school. He currently serves as director of the Professional MBA Program and chair of the Operations Management and Quantitative Methods Department. As Professional MBA Director, he has been actively involved in recruitment, academic and career advising, and curriculum development. As a department chair and a senior faculty member, he has been instrumental in mentoring and recruiting faculty members and in staffing and managing instructions. At the College level, he served as Chair of the Program Review Committee, Chair of the Library Committee, and Senate Representative.
Lee has been an exemplar faculty member and colleague. He is the recipient of SEBA’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011 and of SEBA’s Outstanding Service Award in 2013. He teaches Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Data Analysis, and Business Statistics. He has been published extensively in leading journals, including Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems, Decision Sciences Institute, and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. He and two co-authors won the Best Paper Award at the Global Business and Social Science Research (BSSR) Conference, Beijing, June 2011. This summer, his coauthored a paper, titled "Social Business Models at the Base: Creating the Fortune at the Base of the Pyramid," has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has been a long-time and active faculty adviser for Trans-Global Executive MBA student projects that typically focus on helping nonprofit organizations and NGOs in developing countries.
Lee has broad experience in higher education institutions, having taught at the University of California at Irvine, the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, California State University in Fullerton, and California State University in San Marcos. He has also consulted with many global companies such as Roche, McKesson, Abbot, Lucky, Varian, Transcept, & Walt Disney. Lee holds his B.A. in English from Korea University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of California, Irvine.