"Recognized for his use of language, accuracy, and balanced presentation, K. Lee Lerner's portfolio covering science and global issues includes two ALA RUSA Book and Media Awards, two works named Outstanding Academic Titles, and two global circumnavigations. Lerner's experience, stories, and photos span every continent and his Academia site consistently ranks among those most frequently accessed by students, scholars, and decision makers from around the world." –National Press Club biography
Holding degrees in science, education, and journalism, including a master's degree with academic honors from Harvard, Lerner is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest all-discipline academic honor society. Postgraduate programs in crisis leadership and emergency response at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as broad experience working in challenging environments, add expertise to his writing on global issues.
Lerner co-founded and still serves as senior commissioning editor for LMG (lernermediaglobal.co.uk), an academic, news, and factual media company trusted by the world's leading media groups. Operating globally, LMG creates award-winning books, digital media, and academic courses, as well as producing confidential Independent Situational Assessments (ISAs) for subscribing clients. LMG draws on a global network of experts with extensive scholarly, business, military, and government-service backgrounds to offer time-critical solutions to clients navigating complex issues requiring confidential on-site assessments, internal and/or public communications experience, and subject-matter expertise to inform boardroom-level strategic decisions involving disaster and crisis management.
Books in Lerner's portfolio include a history of scientific thought, and since 2003, he has served on the board of advisors for the venerable American Men and Women of Science. In addition to books focusing on terrorism and extremist groups, Lerner served as editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security.
Working in partnership with Macmillan Learning and Intellus Learning, with curation by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Lerner has produced a series of online college-level courses and course supplements across an array of disciplines. These courses include: University Physics (three semesters, calculus-based for scientists and engineers), College Physics (two semesters, algebra-based for pre-meds), Introductory Astronomy, Human Anatomy and Physiology (two semesters), Microbiology, College Biology (two semesters for majors and health-science concentrators), Biology for Non-Majors, Environmental Science, Introductory Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, American Government, and U.S. History (two semesters).
Lerner is a member of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Harvard Club of Boston, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (Paris 2011), the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club in Washington, DC. His fiction writing is published under a nom de plume.
Photo: K. Lee Lerner, National Press Club, Washington, DC, June 2015. ©LMG All Rights Reserved.