J. Lee Whittington is Professor of Management in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College
of Business at the University of Dallas. He focuses his teaching, research, and consulting
in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Spiritual Leadership.
His research has been published in The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Journal
of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Managerial
Issues, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Strategy, and the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management.
His book, "Biblical Perspectives on Leadership and Organizations" was published by
Palgrave-Macmillan in August 2015. He is also a co-author with Tim Galpin and Greg
Bell of the book, "Leading the Sustainable Organization." His newest book, "Enhancing
Employee Engagement: An Evidence-Based Approach" was co-authored with DBA students
Simone Meskelis and Enoch Asare, Gupta professor Sri Beldona.
Prior to joining the University of Dallas, he served on the faculty at Texas Wesleyan
University and The University of Texas at Arlington. He has received multiple awards
for his excellence in teaching and research. While at UTA he was twice recognized
as the Outstanding Undergraduate Professor and nominated for The Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence in Teaching. At Wesleyan, J. Lee was named the MBA Professor of the
Year, received the Heads Above the Crowd award, and named a Guardian of the Golden
At the University of Dallas, he has been recognized for his Commitment to Excellence
in Research. He was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar in Organizational Behavior
by the Southwestern Academy of Management. In 2011, he was selected by students and
alumni to receive the Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Dallas.
While serving as Dean (2005-2008), J. Lee led the effort for initial accreditation
of the University of Dallas College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB International).
J. Lee’s industry experience includes over twenty years in manufacturing and distribution.
He has held executive positions in marketing, logistics, and general management. His
consulting experience includes executive coaching and leadership development engagements
with Life.Church, Nokia, FedEx-Kinko’s, RadioShack, Siemens, Penson Financial Services,
Vendor Resource Management, Reynolds Metals, Ball Container, Camp Fire Boys and Girls,
Valor Telecom, City of Arlington, City of Southlake, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
He attended Austin College where he graduated with a BA in Economics and Political
Science. He received his MBA and Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior) from The University
of Texas at Arlington. J. Lee lives in Bedford with his wife Laura. They have four
children and six precious grandchildren.