Judith Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair

Judith Lee, DBA

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Business Innovation & Technology

Phone: 415-442-6606
Email: julee@ggu.edu

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.

Research Interests & Areas of Specialization

  • 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

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • 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.

Selected Publications

Professional Associations

  • 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)

Honors & Awards

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