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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Chance Lee, Ph.D.

Chance Lee, Ph.D.Assistant professor, nonprofit leadership program director
Individualization | Developer | Harmony | Arranger | Adaptability
Campus office: 261 Leadership Studies Building


I love teaching in an interdisciplinary school where we have a wide variety of majors and backgrounds in every class. Supporting our students to figure out ways to make progress on important challenges inspires me to come to work every day. The nonprofit sector is complex and in great need of leadership from our students that reflects the evolving needs and challenges of our times.

Current courses

  • LEAD 350: Culture and Context in Leadership
  • LEAD 420: Theories of Nonprofit Leadership
  • LEAD 450: Senior Seminar
  • LEAD 499: Nonprofit Internship Seminar

Professional expertise

  • Nonprofit leadership best practices and organizational design
  • Global learning through university programs
  • Intercultural learning


At the Staley School, I am an assistant professor and most of my time is spent teaching our classes. To date, I have taught almost every undergraduate course we offer—primarily focusing on LEAD 350: Culture and Context of Leadership, and our nonprofit offerings. I also direct the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate and love supporting students through our nonprofit curriculum.


  • Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, Kansas State University
  • M.Ed. in teaching, Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • B.A. in sociology and political science, Kansas State University

More about me

When not teaching you can find me raising my kids, gardening, woodworking or traveling.