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George "Aubrey" Lee


Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics


School of Business and Economics

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Bristol Hall 318

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"Before you act, listen.  Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait.  Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try."

William Arthur Ward


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Economics.  I teach various courses including Human Resource Management, Ethics, Strategic Management, Leadership, advise Enactus and more.  I serve as the faculty associate for the King Men's basketball team and chair the Faculty Relations Committee. I also serve on the board of directors of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture.  

I have been teaching at King University for six years.  I have prior teaching experience at Tusculum College in the School of Business. My management experience includes human resource management, marketing, public relations, and development in health care, a non-profit, a utility and manufacturing.  I have also consulted with small and medium sized businesses, primarily on human resource management projects. 

I am member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and chair the Church and Society Team. . 

I reside in Johnson City, Tennessee. I am married to Dr. Sally S. Lee and have four children and one grandchild.  Oh, and two dogs-Luke, a German Shorthaired Pointer and Arlo, a hound! 

I enjoy hunting, fishing, creative writing, and, most importantly, time with family and friends.


Doctor of Management, University of Maryland University College

Masters of Artsin Applied Organizational Management, Tusculum College

Bachelors Degree in Journalism and English Literature, East Tennessee State University

Recent Publications and Presentations

-"Impact of Non-Profit Networks on Rural Entrepreneurship," presented at the Robert Gordon University Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland

-Various presentations in a consulting capacity to businesses and other groups on human resource management topics


Current research

Currently researching the factors precipitating the closure of a small hospital in rural central Appalachia.

Courses recently taught