Ian Lee earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy at Carleton University in 1989. Ian has taught Strategic Management since 1988 at Carleton University as well as having taught the strategic management course for Carnegie Mellon, University of Washington, University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Buffalo, University of Calgary, Dalhousie, Carleton, UQAM and the University of Ottawa, for EMBA programs in China, Poland, Romania, Iran, Cuba, Latvia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia. From 2001 to 2003 he taught strategy at California State University at Monterey (near Pebble Beach and Carmel one hour south of Silicon Valley).
Prior to returning for his PhD, he was employed in commercial banking in Canada for almost 10 years in the 1970s as a Loan Manager and then Mortgage Manager for the Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest bank established by the British in 1817.
After completing his Masters degree, he was employed in the head office of Canada Post as a financial policy analyst. While completing his doctoral studies, he was employed for a summer in the Privy Council Office (supports the Prime Minister and cabinet) in the Machinery of Government Directorate.