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William Lamborn Lee, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Lee has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the higher education industry.

Since 2017 Dr. William Lamborn Lee has found success as the main literary editor for the new translation of the Hebrew Bible into contemporary English by Koren Publications in Jerusalem.

    ENGLEWOOD, NJ, April 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Lamborn Lee, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Lee celebrates decades of experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Beginning his career as an instructor at Yale University from 1973 to 1974, Dr. Lee later held that same position at Colby College from 1974 to 1975 and 1976 to 1977, Tufts University from 1978 to 1979, and Harvard University from 1978 to 1980. Following these appointments, he worked as a lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University from 1980 to 1983 and at Yeshiva University as an assistant professor of English from 1983 until 1998 and as an associate professor since 1998. Pursuing the teaching of undergraduates as a calling, Lee developed what he calls "the guided Socratic method," a form of discussion-centered pedagogy. He has taught courses in literary theory, British, American, and World literatures, poetry, creative writing, and advanced expository writing. During his tenure at Yeshiva University, Dr. Lee served as the acting chair of the English department from 1986 to 1987, the chair of the Yeshiva College Senate from 1987 to 1988, 1991 to 1992, 1995 to 1996, and 2001 to 2002, and the director of the Yeshiva College honors program from 2002 to 2007. From 2010 to 2012, he chaired the steering committee of the successful decennial re-accreditation of the university by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. Lee has authored articles for scholarly publications on the Victorian William Morris and on the groundbreaking British periodical, The Studio. Interested in local history, he has published three articles on his university's history, two of them on its founding President Bernard Revel. He also co-wrote and co-curated an exhibit on the relationship between the university and Albert Einstein, who permitted its medical school to use his name. In 2003 Lee co-edited and chose the photographs for Englewood: Historical Sketches, within which he wrote an article on Englewood, NJ as a Victorian village in the nineteenth century. As a contribution to his own neighborhood in Englewood, he designed and built a neo-Victorian house that fits in with its historic streetscape. Since 2017 Dr. Lee has found success as the main literary editor for the new translation of the Hebrew Bible into contemporary English by Koren Publications in Jerusalem; so far, he has edited 29 books.

Dr. Lee has served as the Englewood city historian since 2016, he has been an active participant on the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board since 2006, and he helped found the Englewood Historic Preservation Advisory Board in 1995 and has served as its chair ever since. He has been a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Modern Language Association, the American Association of University Professors, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Society for Values in Higher Education, the William Morris Society, and the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, for which he served on the program committee eighteen times between1988 and 2014.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Lee pursued a formal education at Dartmouth College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He earned a second B.A. from Oxford University in England in 1971 and continued his studies with at Yale University, earning a Master of Philosophy in 1973 and a Ph. D. in 1980. He wrote his two-volume dissertation on The Presentation of Insane Characters in five great literary works including King Lear. Finally, Dr. Lee obtained a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University in 1986.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Lee has earned several accolades and honors. The recipient of the Senior Professor Award for Distinguished Teaching from Yeshiva University in 1985, 1987, and 1989, he was also recognized as a National Merit Scholar at Dartmouth, a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, a Danforth Foundation Kent Fellow at Yale, and a Prize Teaching Fellow, also at Yale. In 1984 he shared a grant for the revision of the curriculum for English majors from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and in 2003 he was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the Bergen Crossroads chapter of the American Red Cross for supervising the award-winning preservation of the Benson House, a Dutch Colonial Revival sandstone house built just after the American Revolution.

Impressively, Dr. Lee has been selected for the upcoming 2020 Who's Who in America and was previously selected for inclusion in Who's Who in Academia (2011), Who's Who Among America's Teachers 9 (2005), 8 (2004), 6 (2000) and 5 (1998), Who's Who in the East 24 (1993-94), and Who's Who in American Education 2 (1989-90).

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Lee has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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