Dr. Robert Lee

Associate Professor of Accounting


Dr. Lee has held various teaching faculty and administrative faculty positions during his tenure with the university including Director of Undergraduate Business Programs and Dean of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, Dr. Lee served 10 years in governmental finance as the Treasurer of Allen County, Indiana. Lee focused on the continued modernization of the treasurer’s office by utilizing both the latest technology and professional treasury management techniques. These efforts resulted in significant productivity gains and record interest incomes while in office.  He is past president of the Indiana County Treasurers Association and was named the Association of Indiana Counties 2008 Outstanding County Treasurer by his peers.  Additionally, he worked in the property and casualty insurance industry and has administered technology initiatives with the Allen County Auditor’s Office and the Allen County Department of Planning Services.
Dr. Lee is active at Blackhawk Ministries in Fort Wayne and has served on several governmental and community boards including The League for the Blind and Disabled, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Retired and Senior Volunteer program, and Fire Police City-County Federal Credit Union. Additionally, he is the treasurer of the Allen County Republican Party.

Areas of Interest

  • Treasury Management
  • Fixed Income Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting Practices
  • Risk Management and Insurance

Selected Publications

  • Alliance for Human Services. (2018). Economic Impact of Allen County’s Human Services Organizations. Fort Wayne, IN: Author.
  • Lee, R.W. (2016). Adherence to Accounting Best Practices in Small Community Not-for- profit Organizations (Doctoral dissertation). 

Selected Presentations

  • ACBSP Region 4 Conference (10/23/14). Creating an Executive/CEO Forum: Student Engagement and the Business Community