Karen Lee

Karen Lee
Phone: (619) 260-4823
Fax: (619) 849-8195
Office: Hughes Administration Center 202C

Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

  • PhD, Oakland University, Michigan, Higher Education Administration
  • MA, Wayne State University, Michigan, Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • BA, University of Michigan, Michigan, Mathematics Education

Karen M. Lee, PhD, has been an educator for 30 years. After changing majors from electrical engineering to education, Karen began her educational career as a certified teacher in Michigan. Upon earning her master’s degree in pure and applied mathematics, Karen began teaching mathematics as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland Community College. In 2005 Karen accepted a tenured mathematics faculty position at Oakland Community College, where she taught all levels of undergraduate mathematics: linear algebra, statistics, the full calculus sequence, the full algebra sequence, arithmetic, and trigonometry. While a tenured mathematics faculty member, Karen also worked as an assessment facilitator in the Office of Assessment and Effectiveness. Her duties in the assessment office sparked her interest to seek a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration, with attention given to assessment and accreditation.  Dr. Lee is pleased to have joined Dr. Allen in the newly created Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives, after having served for several years as Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Assessment for the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.