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Michael Lee

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Administrative Director of the Center for excellence in Teaching and learning


Michael Lee serves as Administrative Director for Graduate Programs in College Teaching at the University of New Hampshire's Center for Teaching Excellence. Before coming to the Center in January, 2001, he was a member of the UNH English department, where for twelve years he taught a variety of courses in American Literature and in college writing. He has also taught at New Hampshire College and at Northeastern University.

From 2001-04 his primary responsibilities involved the implementation and coordination of a $500,000 Department of Education grant to disseminate the UNH model for academic programs in College Teaching. In this capacity he worked with faculty and with senior academic administrators at other PACT (Partnership for Academic programs in College Teaching) institutions: the University of Connecticut, Howard University, the University of Maine, Syracuse University, Tufts University's Department of Computer Science, and the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. A lasting outcome of this dissemination effort is the UNH Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, now a regular component of UNH's Academic Program in College Teaching.

In addition to directing UNH's college teaching program, Michael works with UNH doctoral students in the Preparing Future Faculty program, conducts teaching workshops throughout the academic year, and consults with individual faculty members regarding teaching and learning issues.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in English from UNH, an M.A. from Northeastern University, and a B.A. from Seton Hall University. As an affiliate Associate Professor in the College Teaching program, he regularly teaches both online and face-to-face courses on aspects of college teaching.

Michael and his wife, Wanda McDonough, reside in Kittery Point, Maine. They have three grown children.