Patrick Lee, DBA, CHE

Patrick Lee


Office: 80-125
Phone: (909) 869-4285
Fax: (909) 869-4805

Dr. Patrick Lee is a Professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Lee taught at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Dr. Lee received his Master of Science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Surrey, U.K. Dr. Lee is an American Hotel and Motel Association Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) and an authorized instructor for theCertification in Hotel Industry Analytics(CHIA) of Smith Travel Research (STR).

Dr. Lee has extensive industry experience in hotels and theme parks such as Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong. Dr. Lee’s background in the hotel industry allows him to bring valuable first-hand experience to the classroom and his research. Dr. Lee’s research interests include career development, training and development, and hospitality education. Specifically, his work examines career adaptability, career readiness, career decision-making, and career choices.

Dr. Lee is currently responsible for the lodging emphasis in The Collins College. He teaches lodging operations and capstone classes while his long-term professional aspiration is to utilize his industry experience, share his academic knowledge, and create a classroom environment which focuses on interactive learning and proactive student development.