Faculty: Judith Lee

Judith Lee, DBA

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Business Innovation & Technology
Business, Undergraduate
San Francisco
Judith Lee

Dr. Judith Lee is a Tenured Professor and Dept. Chair of Business Innovation & Technology in the Ageno School of Business, A past recipient of the Nagel T. Miner Research Professorship focusing on Business Analytics Education, Judy has developed and taught Master of Science degrees in IT Management, Project Management, and Business Analytics. She is past chair of the Committee on Academic Standards and currently a member of the Faculty Personnel Committee. Judy has a BA in American History, an MBA in Management, and holds the degree of Doctor of Business Administration. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Judy has over 35 years of experience in technology management and consulting to high-tech. She has chartered and managed multiple organizations, and served for seven years as a member of the Advisory Board of the Fisher CIO Leadership Program, Business Institute, the Haas School at U.C. Berkeley, She has served as the interim CIO for a chip design subsidiary of Fujitsu USA, and has been a guest lecturer and consultant to startups. Judy has presented at multiple conferences and her research published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association and the California Management Review. Most recently she chaired the IE Big Data Innovation Summit (2017) and the IE Machine Learning Summit (2018), both held in San Francisco.

 Judy and her husband Jim have two grown sons and three grandchildren. She has served on the boards of several Bay Area nonprofits.


EMBA 330
Innovation and Technology Management
ITM 225
Management Information Systems
ITM 305
Information Technology for Sustainability
ITM 316
Software Engineering
MGT 140
Management Principles
MGT 141
Organizational Behavior
MSBA 300
Foundations of Business Analytics
OP 303
Managing Innovation and Technology
OP 343
Project Planning and Control
OP 345
Project Administration, Leadership and Team Dynamics

Guest lecturer, multiple programs


  • Business Analytics
  • CIO leadership and Success Factors
  • IT Project Management
  • Strategic Innovation Management


  • BA (American History), Catholic University
  • MBA (Management), Seton Hall University
  • DBA, Golden Gate University
  • PMP Certified


  • 2010 - Present: Full-time Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2008 - 2017: Chairperson, Fisher Silicon Valley CIO Roundtable
  • 2006 - 2017: Principle Consultant, Sequoia Strategy Group
  • 2006 - 2010: Adjunct Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • 2004 - 2005: San Francisco Civil Grand Jury
  • 1999 - 2004: Owner, Hamilton-Stern Technology Consultants, Inc.



  • Professional Memberships:
    • Project Management Institute
    • Digital Analytics Association
    • Association for Computing Machinery
    • Academy of Management
    • Southern Academy of Management
  • Soroptimist International of the Americas:
    • Past Region Board Member
    • Past Federation Board Member
  • SF Bay Area Council, BSA:
    • Past Program Chairperson, Annual Fundraiser
  • Volunteer Experience with:
    • Commonwealth Club of California
    • Lighthouse for the Blind
    • Sea Scout Skipper, BSA
    • Curry Senior Center (former board member)


  • Overall ASOB Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2010
  • Venturing Leadership Award, BSA, 2006