An alumnus of SUNY Oneonta for his B.A. in 1980 and M.A. in 1990, Professor Lee completed his doctoral work in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University in 2000. He has lectured and taught in China, South Africa, and throughout the United States, and was the first recipient of the Simphiwe Hlatswayo Teaching Award at Oneonta in 1998. He received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, and the SUNY Oneonta Outstanding Advisor Award in 2003. He teaches courses in world literatures and literary theory as well as composition. His recent publications include an introductory text for advanced high-school students, Globalization, Language, and Culture, articles on short fiction, theoretical issues, and cross-cultural concerns.