Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Michelle Lee

Assistant Professor, Strategy and Organizations at Smith School of Business
Queens University


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Demographic Measurements and Methods
  • Environments and Populations

Michelle Lee is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations at Queen’s University. Michelle’s research involves studying top executives and CEOs of public companies and involves large panel datasets including data from the Census Bureau. Her dissertation research studies how the social class background of executives affects their promotion likelihood and career outcomes. In doing so, Michelle’s dissertation research tries to understand whether inequalities from childhood may be perpetuated and affect later career outcomes. Michelle’s current projects include her dissertation projects, a study on how shareholder activism influences a CEO’s CSR policies at their next firm, and a project studying how pro bono at law firms affects employee retention.