Julia Lee

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Ross School of Business
Center for Positive Organizations
(734) 647-4606

Jooa Julia Lee is Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross. She teaches BBA, MBA, and executive education courses on negotiation, leadership, and organizational behavior.  

Her current work relates to how the activation of best-self concepts, by highlighting one’s contributions, can lead to positive outcomes. These results are measured at an individual level (stress resilience and creative performance), team level (information exchange and team performance), and organizational level (reduced burnout and turnover).

Lee received a PhD and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, a BA in Political Science from Korea University, and was previously a Lab Fellow in the Institutional Corruption Program at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Positive Organizations.

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Professor Lee's overall program of research seeks to help employees navigate modern workplace challenges by exploring ways they can proactively tap into their relationships, reinterpret negative events, and change their implicit beliefs. She employs a multitude of methodological approaches, including lab and field experiments, surveys, and interviews.