Hun Lee

Associate Professor
Denman Scholar
OB/HR PhD Coordinator

Management & Human Resources


Hun Whee Lee ( holds the position of Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Michigan State University, his M.S. in Human Resources from Seoul National University, and his B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University.

His research examines how organizational leaders optimally leverage bottom-up contributions from their members. His research topics include leadership, empowerment, proactivity, diversity, and artificial intelligence. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Journal of Applied Psychology. His research has appeared in popular press outlets such as Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. 

He is the distinguished Denman Scholar of Principled Leadership Studies at the Fisher College of Business. He also received the college's highest research honor, the 2023 Pace Setter Faculty Research Award. The Ohio State University further recognized his exceptional potential by selecting him for the inaugural Provost Scholar Assistant Professorship cohort, a prestigious named professorship. Additionally, the Journal of Applied Psychology acknowledged his expertise and dedication to peer review with the 2022 Best Ad-Hoc Reviewer Award. 

He currently serves as the PhD coordinator for OB/HR. The Fisher College of Business OB/HR faculty are passionately committed to student growth and learning. They strive to nurture an academic community that upholds rigorous scholarship standards and is devoted to the advancement of emerging scholars. If you're considering joining the program, explore the 10 Reasons to Choose the OB/HR PhD program at OSU

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Areas of Expertise

Ethics and Leadership
  • Leadership



MBA 6202 - Leadership
An overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it; analytical frameworks for determining effectiveness of given techniques in specific circumstances. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 860.
BUSMHR 8611 - Professional Development
This is a PhD seminar on Professional Development designed to be taken over the regular 14-week sessions and made up of two parts, part one to be offered Autumn and part two during Spring semester; primarily for MHR PhD candidates. Prereq: Enrollment in the Fisher College of Business Ph.D program, or permission of instructor.