Lee Boam

Professor (Lecturer)

Department of Management

Career Line, Faculty

Thomas Lee Boam has been at the University of Utah since January 2007. Prior to this, he was a United States Foreign Service officer (Diplomat). During his diplomatic service he served in Germany, the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, and Canada.

Lee’s teaching and research interests are in two areas. Organizational behavior. Lee’s research has focused on leadership in small groups.

The second area is international business. Lee has focused primarily on doing business in China, an area in which he has spoken published a widely.

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MBA 1981, Master of Business Administration, University of Utah

Ph.D. 2000, Organizational Leadership, University of Oklahoma

Honors & Awards

Brady Faculty Superior Teaching Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/15/2013

Marvin J. Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award. The University of Utah, Eccles School of Business, 01/2012

Award for excellence in teaching. Golden Key Honor Society, 01/27/2011


MGT 4900-001 Intntl Management

MGT 6051-001 Mngng & Leading in Org

MGT 6051-002 Mngng & Leading in Org

MGT 6790-001 International Mgt

MGT 6530-001 Comp Adv Thru People

Professional Organizations

U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council. 02/06/2012present. Position : Member.

Academy of Managment. 02/03/1997present. Position : Member.


U.S. Department of Commerce. Role: Board Member. Appointment to the District Export Council of Utah. 01/01/2012 – present

Member of the Steering Committee HR Roundtable. Board Member, 07/01/2010 – present. Department service.

Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter. Faculty Advisor, 01/01/2008 – present. College service.

Presentation to potential MIAGE students on management programs appropriate to their discipline. 10/14/2011 – 10/14/2011