"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
In additon to developing an array of online college-level courses for MacmIllan, Lerner has served on the board of advisors for the venerable American Men and Women of Science since 2003 and as editor-in-chief for three editions of the Gale Encyclopedia of Science. He was the contributing editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security.
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 (London, Paris, Cambridge). Trusted by the world’s leading academic publishers and commissioning entities, LMG creates award-winning books, digital media (including the construction and updating of STEM and other content specific databases), and online academic courses. Working with LMG's global network of experts with extensive scholarly, business, military, and government-service backgrounds, Lerner also produces specialized and confidential Independent Situational Assessments (ISAs) that facilitate time-critical solutions to complex problems and inform boardroom-level strategic decisions involving disaster and crisis management.
In addition to personal expertise with science, technology, and public health related content, Lerner's global experience allows him to tackle international travel and work issues — including cybersecurity issues — related to projects in areas undergoing civil instability, recovering from natural disasters, or suffering disease outbreaks. He has also worked with governments, museums, and other private entities in and the determination of provenance for objects of artistic and/or historic value.
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.