Dr. Lester taught in the School of Communication at Wayne State University, the University of Detroit, and Associate Professor at area Detroit community colleges. Dr. Lester came to Palm Beach Atlantic in 1991 to coordinate, chair and continues to teach in the Communication Department. He has facilitated and taught PBA students in the London Academic Semester in 2000, 2003 and 2005. Dr. Lester is also the Off-Campus Academic Programs Coordinator. He continues to teach in the School of Communication and Media.
Dr. Lester was the recipient of the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for outstanding teaching in 2002 Dr. Lester is a member of the Florida Communication Association (FCA) and member of is editorial board. Dr. Lester is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP), a member of the International Listening Association (ILA) and past member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Before coming to PBA Dr. Lester served as senior pastor for twenty-two years in the Great Lakes Region. He has served as Chaplain for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Chaplin for USAFCAP.