Thomas W. Lee
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Thomas W. Lee (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington.  His primary research interests include employee retention, turnover and motivation.  Over the years, Tom published over 85 academic articles and 1 book.  Some of these papers appear in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Sports Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Management and Organizational Review, Organizational Dynamics, Personnel Psychology, Personnel Review, Psychological Bulletin and Research in Organizational Behavior.  Over the career, Tom received numerous research awards (most recently in 2013), and he served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal (2002-2004), President of the Academy of Management (2007-08) and on eight editorial boards.  Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Tom is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Tom Lee is married to Janet A. Thompson, and they have one son, Joseph T. Lee.  Tom enjoys snowboarding with Joe, traveling with Janet and Joe, and reading literary classics.  His current non-academic fantasy is complete a set of 40 bar dips.