After graduation with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University in 1970 Lee sold large computer systems to hospitals. In the mid 70’s he began consulting to healthcare organizations on information systems and hospital application software.
During this early consulting period he earned a Master’s in Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration and started teaching information systems at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1981 Lee accepted a full time professorship at Baldwin Wallace University and began the coursework for his Doctorate of Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation title was User Perceived Satisfaction of Information Systems in Multiple Hospitals and his degree was conferred in 1987.
Highlights of his teaching career included many classes in the masters program teaching marketing strategy, strategy and policy as well as global strategy and policy. He worked on the committee to create a healthcare MBA and taught in that program. He visited Vietnam and taught master’s students and doctoral candidates in business.
Currently Lee is Professor Emeritus (2018) from Baldwin Wallace University. Over the past eighteen years, in addition to his teaching, Lee has been engaged with Socio-Medical Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan with Dr. Reichiro Okada and his team of healthcare professionals. He has been instrumental in planning and facilitating healthcare tour groups to the United States. He has facilitated a physician internship program for Japanese interns here in the United States and has brought speakers to Japan and presented with them at the Japan American Healthcare Forum conducted in Tokyo and Osaka. Lee plans to continue this work into the future.
Lee served in the United States army with service in Japan and Vietnam from 1965 to 1968.
Currently Lee serves on the board of Leadership Medina County and is the Chair of the Recruitment and Selection Committee for that organization.
Lee is a member of Southwest Baptist Church where he teaches Sunday School. He also facilitates a weekly men’s Bible study with Bible Study Fellowship International where he has been a participant for fifteen years.
In his free time, Lee enjoys deer hunting and fishing and has climbed Mt. Fuji four times.
Lee Pickler is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member in good standing with the Project Management Institute for almost a decade.