Anthony Lee

Faculty, Business & Leadership

ELC 205

Dr. Lee is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Analytics in the College of Business and Leadership at Eastern University. He teaches business statistics, operations management, is an advisor in the MBA Applied Knowledge Capstone course, and is responsible for the new online Masters in Business Analytics curriculum and corresponding courses.

Dr. Lee is a systems engineer turned business executive with over 35 years of experience across various national and global roles in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Dr. Lee’s expertise lies in reshaping mental models with shop floor schedulers, business planners, and C-Suite decision-makers and bridging their visions with pragmatic fact-based analytics-centric capabilities. While his initial PhD research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute centered on production scheduling, Dr. Lee’s hands-on approach led him to re-engineer end-to-end global business operations by optimizing and harmonizing the triad of business process, technology, and personnel - including mergers. Notably, as head of US Forecasting, Dr. Lee innovated a transforming Total business solution with a forecast-centric business planning process, personally designing a $1M custom aligned software and developing a new forecast management team. These efforts resulted in AstraZeneca (AZ) earning recognition twice as industry best-in-class forecasting solution/accuracy by a pharma benchmark consortium within a 10-year span. These capabilities extended to select international regions and finally as AZ’s world-wide enterprise design.

Dr. Lee shares his journey with his wife, Alice, (both from Singapore) and together they have four children: Nathan (married to Ashlee), Daniel, Jeremy, and Davina.

  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering (Nolte Prize), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
  • M.Eng., Decision Sciences/Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.Sc., Computer and Systems Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Classes Teaching (in Fall and Spring)
  • BUSA 221 Business Statistics
  • BUSA 321 Operations Management
  • BUSA 685 Applied Knowledge Capstone