Lee Templeton, Ph.D.
Employment Type FACULTY
Program/Department English, School of Humanities

Lee Templeton, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Chair, School of Humanities
Program Coordinator, English


Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2006)


Research and Teaching Interests
Medieval English literature, particularly issues of masculinity, grief, and identity; Chaucer and his contemporaries; Malory; Ancient and Medieval literatures in translation; Pre-1700 British literature; Shakespeare; Literary theory and rhetoric; Teaching of literature; Rhetoric and music; Composition.
Awards and Honors
North Carolina Wesleyan University
Jefferson-Pilot Professor, 2018-2019
Sabbatical, Fall 2016
‘Fritz” James Morrison Smith, Jr. Faculty Development Award, 2013; 2016; 2017; 2018
Mauldin Faculty Professional Development Award, 2012
Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by National Society of Leadership and Success, 2012
Honorary Scholar Baller, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
English Department Essay Award, 2000
English Department, Graduate Student Travel Award, Spring 2000
Excellence Fellowship, 1999

Florida Southern College
Robert Zimmerman Award for Excellence in the Humanities
Outstanding English Major Award
Current Projects
Editor, Knowing Sorrow: Grief, Gender, and Identity in the Middle Ages. Accepted by Brill for publication as part of their “Explorations in Medieval Culture” series.

Co-Editor, with Amy N. Vines, New Directions in Medieval Mystical and Devotional Literature: Essays in Honor of Denise N. Baker. Accepted for publication by Lehigh University Press.


How long have you been at NCWU?
Since 2007

What's your favorite class that you teach?
Icelandic Sagas

What are your research & teaching interests?
Middle English literature, particularly issues of grief and gender