Charles M. C. Lee is the Moghadam Family Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), Stanford University.
From 2004 to July 2008, Dr. Lee was Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI; now Blackrock). As Global Head of Equity Research, he led the firm’s world-wide active equity research team and was Co-Head of its North American active equity business. During his tenure, BGI had over $300 billion in active equity asset under management. He joined Stanford GSB as Visiting Professor in July 2008 while continuing to serve as an exclusive senior consultant to BGI, and became a full-time faculty member in July 2009.
Dr. Lee has received numerous honors and award, including twelve school-wide or national-level Teaching Excellence Awards as well as the Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Prize. His recent honors include the Q Group’s 2018 Roger F. Murray Prize, the 2017 Stanford GSB’s Distinguished MBA Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2017 AAA Innovation in Financial Accounting Education Award. He was the Presidential Scholar of the AAA, and has received the Stanford Asian American Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements and Service, as well as the Faculty of Mathematics Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Waterloo.
Professor Lee has served as Editor or Associate Editor of a number of academic journals, including: The Accounting Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, and the Financial Analysts Journal. His research has been featured in such popular media outlets as the Economist, NPR, CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Barron’s, Worth, Smart Money, and the LA Times.
Professor Lee received his BMath from the University of Waterloo (1981), and his MBA (1989) and PhD (1990) from Cornell University. He has been a faculty member at the Michigan Business School (1990-95) and the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University (1996-2004). From 1995-96 he was Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. At Cornell he held the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professorship in Management and was Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research.
Prior to entering academic life, he spent five years in public accounting, the last three in the National Research Department of KPMG, Toronto, Canada. He holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Ontario Theological Seminary, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.