Keith E. Lee Jr.

Keith E. Lee Jr.

Assistant Professor

Valdosta State University

About

I am the Program Coordinator for Public Administration (MPA & DPA) and Organizational Leadership at Valdosta State University. I was an assistant professor of political science and public administration at Georgia College before joining the faculty at Valdosta State. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Florida where I studied American political institutions, public administration, and research methods. My research has been published in Politics & Policy, Social Science Quarterly, and American Review of Politics, along with a book with UNG Press.

Prior to a career in academia, I served in the United States Navy (1998-2006), mostly on the U.S.S. Kentucky (SSBN 737 BLUE), and drove over the road for Schneider National, Inc. (2006-2007).

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Interests
  • Public Administration & Management
  • Rural Politics & Policy
  • Southern Politics
Education
  • PhD in Political Science, 2017

    University of Florida

  • MA in Political Science, 2015

    University of Florida

  • MPA, 2012

    Valdosta State University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Valdosta State University
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Jul 2022 – Present GA
  • Serve as program coordinator for Public Administration & Organizational Leadership
  • Collaborate with the Center for South Georgia Regional Impact on various projects around the region
  • Graduate Courses Taught
    • Policy Analysis
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Capstone
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught
    • Congress
    • Southern Politics
 
 
 
 
 
Valdosta State University
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Jul 2020 – Jun 2022 GA
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia College
Assistant Professor
Aug 2016 – Jun 2020 GA
  • Graduate Courses Taught
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Public Budgeting
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught
    • Congress
    • Presidency
    • Southern Politics
 
 
 
 
 
ABAC - VSU - UF
College Student
ABAC - VSU - UF
Jan 2008 – May 2017 GA / FL
 
 
 
 
 
Schneider National
Truck Driver
Schneider National
Aug 2006 – Dec 2007 WI / IA / GA
Trained in Green Bay and drove over-the-road out of Gilman, Iowa until the economy began to collapse in 2007. Moved to a dedicated route hauling Miller beer out of Albany, GA until I began the academic journey in January, 2008.
 
 
 
 
 
United States Navy
Nuclear Machinist Mate
United States Navy
Jun 1998 – Jan 2006 IL / SC / GA / WA
Began at Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Great Lakes, IL. Attended Nuclear Power A School, Power School, and Prototype in Charleston, SC. Joined the crew of the USS Kentucky (SSBN-737 BLUE) at Kings Bay, GA in 2000. Moved the USS KY from Kings Bay to Bangor, WA, in 2002. Honorably discharged in 2006.

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