Steve Lee is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Humanities and Sciences. In this role, he leads efforts in the area of student diversity, inclusion, and equity through recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse student body, particularly at the graduate student level. Steve also serves in the National Research Mentoring Network as a master facilitator to provide training for mentors and mentees.
Previously, Steve was the Graduate Diversity Officer for the STEM disciplines at UC Davis, the assistant director for a graduate diversity program at Northwestern University, and a member of the chemistry faculty at Roosevelt University and Wheaton College. He earned a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.