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Michelle Lee

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


I am a doctoral candidate in management. My current research areas include social class, executive careers, and nonmarket strategy. My dissertation focuses on the social class backgrounds of the managerial elite, the managerial group of individuals who wield control of large organizations. I explore the effect of social class in attaining access to the most influential managerial positions in organizations. In doing so, I explore ways that those of lower social class were able to overcome a disadvantaged background. Prior to pursuing a PhD, I worked as a public accountant in New York City. I enjoy hiking and traveling in my free time.


BS, State University of New York at Binghamton (2009)

Teaching Experience

MGMT 430: Strategic Management