Hun Lee

Provost's Early Career Scholar
Denman Scholar
Assistant Professor
OB/HR PhD Coordinator

Management & Human Resources


Hun Whee Lee ( is an assistant professor of Management and Human Resources in the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. He is a member of the inaugural Provost Scholar Assistant Professorship cohort at The Ohio State University. This named professorship is an additional investment by the university in its most promising early-career faculty members. He also holds the esteemed title as the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Scholar of Principled Leadership Studies. In 2023, he was awarded the Pace Setter Faculty Research Award, which is the highest research accolade given by the Fisher College of Business. He has also been honored as one of the 2022 winners of the Journal of Applied Psychology's Best Ad-Hoc Reviewer Awards. 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 leadership, proactivity, diversity, and artificial intelligence. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as 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 both Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and 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 currently serves as the PhD coordinator for OB/HR. Our OB/HR faculty are passionately committed to student growth and learning. We 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 our 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.