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September 4, 2012

Lee Joins Business and Economics Faculty at Wheaton College

Dr. Min-Dong Paul Lee

Dr. Min-Dong Paul Lee recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as the Norris A. Aldeen Chair and Associate Professor of Business.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he earned a B.A. in History and East Asian Studies and an M.A. in East Asian Studies and Political Science. He completed an M.Div. at Regent College and a Ph.D. in economic and organizational sociology at Cornell University.

“Dr. Lee comes to Wheaton with a deep sense of mission to teach students how the principles of corporate social responsibility interface with the demands of the business world,” says Wheaton provost Dr. Stanton Jones.

Lee was previously an assistant professor of management at the University of South Florida. His research examines how organizations become more responsible by reducing harmful impacts on society while also generating more value for society; the source and effect of compassion in organizations; and the relationship between religious ethics and economic actions.

“I chose corporate social responsibility as my research area not only because I have worked in the field, but also because I consider corporate social responsibility to be an ideal conceptual frame to bring biblical values and organizational research together,” Lee says.

Lee is also a columnist for a weekly broadcast on Christian economics that airs on radio station KGBC-1190 in Los Angeles.

“Wheaton provides an environment where I can critically engage my discipline from a perspective that includes God’s revelation through his Son and the Scriptures,” he says. “I am excited that, at Wheaton, I can continue my research with a more explicit aim of integrating a biblical worldview with the principles of business and the economy.”

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