Stephen H Lee

Carson College of Business
Washington State University

I am an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship (MISE) at Washington State University – the Carson College of Business. My research focuses on the ambiguous intentions or competing motives behind work behaviors.

I study both behaviors that are typically presumed to be self-interested (i.e., gossip) as well as behaviors that are typically presumed to be cooperative (i.e., voice and helping). A key theme in my research is how these social interactions in the workplace are perceived by others and how the effectiveness of these behaviors or unintended consequences are driven by these social perceptions. My research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Prior to joining the MISE department at Washington State University, I spent time as a postdoctoral researcher and visiting lecturer at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior) from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to academia, I worked for a management consulting firm, primarily with clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.