Angela W. Lee

Assistant Dean

Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence

Adjunct Associate Professor


Angela Lee

204 Uris




Teaching and research interest

Angela Lee teaches MBA and Executive Education courses on Strategy Consulting and Leadership Communication. Angela brings 15 years of innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship to the classroom. She started her career in new product development and digital marketing in the finance industry. She then moved onto a career in consulting, first at McKinsey & Company and then at an innovation consulting firm. At Columbia Business School, she is the Executive Director of the Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence. The Institute seeks to improve and integrate the learning experience at Columbia Business School through programs, resources, and information for faculty members and students. Angela is passionate about entrepreneurship and has started several companies the education sector. Angela is an investor and the founder of 37 Angels, an angel investment network that trains women to invest in early stage start-ups. The network funds early stage startups (led by both men and women) and reviews over 2,000 start-ups a year. Her work is regularly profiled on publications such as BloombergTV, CNBC, Forbes, and MSNBC and she is a regular speaker at startup and leadership conferences. Angela received her BA from University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from Columbia Business School.