Roderick Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems, School of Business Administration
Olmsted Building, E355

Dr. Roderick Lee is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Director of Information Technology Degree Programs in the School of Business Administration.  Additionally, Dr. Lee is a Research Associate with Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education and a Faculty Associate with Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Science.

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology with a concentration in Management and Organization from The Pennsylvania State University. He currently teaches courses in strategic information systems, IT and business strategy, human-centered design, and management information systems.

His scholarship focuses on strategic IT alignment and organizational agility, innovation adoption and resistance, and equity in STEM education. His research has appeared in several journals including Computers in Human Behavior, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, New Media & Society, Journal of Computer Information Systems, and the Journal of Information Systems Education.  He is currently engaged in interdisciplinary research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that focuses on two streams: (1) achieving equity in STEM education access, success, and career pathways; and (2) the adoption of inclusive pedagogical and curricular innovations in STEM.

He has leveraged his scholarship to inform policy and practice as a member of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety, the Joint Curricular Taskforce on Racial and Social Justice, and the American Talent Initiative/Powered by Publics Steering Committee. Moreover, Dr. Lee provides strategic equity leadership and expertise as a member of the American Talent Initiative (ATI) Summer Institute Leadership Advisory Board, the PhD Project Advisory Council, and the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania Board of Directors. More recently, Dr. Lee was appointed as the Student Success Priority Co-Lead for the special project for the Office of the President on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Penn State.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Strategic IT Alignment and Organizational Agility
  • Innovation Adoption and Resistance
  • Inclusive Design Thinking
  • Equity in STEM Education
  • IT Workplace Equity

A.A; B.S.; B.S.; M.B.A.; M.S.I.S.; Ph.D. (Penn State)

INFSY 540 Information Technology and Knowledge Management
INFSY 572 Strategic Information Systems
MIS 390 Foundations of Information Systems
MIS 446 IT and Business Strategy
HCDD 264 Design Practice in Human-Centered Design and Development
HCDD 364W Methods for Studying Users
IST 331 Foundations of Human-Centered Design