Lee Green-Hall, M. A., ABD
Administrator, Academic Advisor, Instructor
Lee Green-Hall joined the Religious Studies Program just after it was formed in 2002. Before joining the Program as its Administrator, Lee was an Academic Counselor in the College of Arts & Sciences and had six years teaching experience in a Texas university while completing one M. A. and starting a second (in English). She remained involved in advising and in implementing curriculum development in RELS. In 2005 and 2006 Lee was President of the College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council on Academic Advising (CASACAA) and in 2006 won the A&S Dean's Outstanding Advising Award. In 2007 Lee left the Program for the Expository Writing Program, and returned in 2008 at the same time that Professor Charles Kimball became Director of the Program. She won the A&S Dean's Outstanding Staff award in 2014.
Lee's undergraduate degree is in English and History from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, completing the competitive Donaghey Scholars Program. She was UALR's second-ever Truman scholarship finalist, and won the awards for Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Senior. In 1992 she was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar Award, for a project on Montaigne's Empiricism, featured in the Christian Science Monitor. Lee began graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and while there, the NEH project was accepted for publication. The project appeared in print in 1999, while she completed a Master's degree in history at Midwestern State University in 2001; her focus there was Islam and Middle East studies. She also studied Latin American nationalism and Liberation Theology. At MSU she was graduate lecturer in History, teaching both sections of American history, and started a second master's degree in English, emphasizing teaching composition. Her revisionist work on the Alamo won the Ben Proctor Award at the Southwest Historical Association/Phi Alpha Theta conference in New Orleans, and she was invited to present it at the Texas Historical Association conference the next year in Fort Worth. Lee co-wrote and edited the award-winning position paper, representing Palestine, at the Southwest Model League of Arab States, and won an outstanding delegate award, in 1998.
Her coursework at OU began in 2005 in the fields of late Medieval History, Judaic Studies, Reformation, and Tudor/Stuart England, for a thematic field of Religious Studies. Her primary focus has been Christian heresy, the Crusades, Jewish religious history, and religious solitaries/recluses; she particularly enjoyed her stint as a GA for Dr. Shepkaru, Judaic Studies. She has graduate-level courses in medieval English lit. She is a traditional English interdisciplinary eclectic medievalist and scholar of Religious Studies, and has presented several papers at the Mid-America Medieval Association meetings. Her first class offered at OU was RELS 3683, Christian Heresies. She regularly teaches RELS 1113, Introduction to Religious Studies, and in the summer of 2015, she taught HIST 3773 History of Heaven and Hell in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.