Dr. Marshall Mkononi Lee received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Lee is a Yoruba Priest initiated through the Lukumi tradition of Cuba. He has provided clinical psychotherapy and has taught as a professor of psychology at various prestigious universities, including the University of Michigan, City College of New York, Baruch College (CUNY), Long Island University, Rutgers University, and both Xavier University and Tulane University in New Orleans. In New York, Dr. Lee worked as a clinician and an administrator in a large mental health clinic in Harlem, and as a staff psychologist for a hospital outpatient clinic in Brooklyn. He also had active private practices in both Harlem and Gramercy Park. Dr. Lee currently has a private practice in New Orleans.

Dr. Lee is the author of numerous articles dealing with issues related to African American culture and psychology. He has been published and featured in Black Issues in Higher Education, Jet, Essence, The Crisis, and Ebony Man publications. Dr. Lee lived and taught for three years in Tanzania, East Africa. His insights and acumen regarding the issues of contemporary African American people have developed as a result of his active involvement in politics and culture spanning the last thirty years.