Lee is an experienced coach for professionals engaged in multi-party negotiations and complex inter-organizational disputes. While he was on the faculties of George Fox University and Eastern Kentucky University he concentrated on preparing students for work in the public sector. For more than 25 years, he taught courses in conflict resolution and negotiation for agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Before founding NGA in 2008, Lee headed up a research division at one of the main science centers of the U.S. Geological Survey. His focus was on conflict resolution, multi-party disputes, and using technical information in negotiation. Other scientists in the division conducted research on organizational development, policy evaluation, economics, and citizen values and preferences. He has a record of achievement in building successful work groups and developing brand identity for organizations.
Lee earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California Lutheran University, a Master’s degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Political Science—focusing on public administration—from Washington State University. He is a member of the
Association for Conflict Resolution, American Society for Public Administration, and Western Social Science Association.
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