Terry Lee

Associate Professor of English, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia

tlee@cnu.edu / terrylee@risingpress.org



Documentary journalism. Video documentary projects— end-of-life hospice stories; "Wisdom of Age Project," documenting stories of elders (www.wisdomofageproject.org). Documentary film web site: (www.risingpress.org).

Fimmaking. "Your Love Never Fails" (21 min.), released 2013 by Terra Nova Films

Editing (DoubleTake / Points of Entry (Johns Hopkins University Press), a national documentary and fine arts magazine/journal: 2006 and 2007, co-editor, layout designer). Project director for a U.S. Department of Education two-year grant ($100,000) underwriting the combined journal and magazine.


Narrative journalism. News Reporting & Writing; Feature Writing. and narrative journalism editor and coach.


Journalism / Photojournalism. Taught for 20 years; former U.S. Air Force photographer and news photographer (and reporter), Syracuse Newspapers.


Literature Professor. British & American Literature; dissertation on John Milton's 1667 epic poem, Paradise Lost. Jungian psychological approaches to literature.

Book Masculinity in American literature: A New Path at Midlife: Transformative Relationship and Story for Men (Men's Studies Press, 2006). A Jungian approach to understanding the meaning of stories and films that are important on a personal level.

Recent Work

• July 2015

"Centering the Student Psyche: Facilitating Psychotherapeutic Readings of Literary Texts," Radical Pedagogy (12:2), July 2015.


• June 2013

"Your Love Never Fails," documentary film on caregiving for elders. Director: Terry Lee, Rising Press Films. Distributed by Terra Nova Films, Chicago: 2013.


•  Fall 2012

Elder Documentaries: Student Initiative Means Community Connection at a Visceral & Emotional Level." Community Works Journal, Fall 2012. Available online.

• Fall 2012

"Getting to Know You: Using Documentary Video making to Challenge Ageist Stereotypes." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 33: 272-286. (Fall 2012).


• March 2010

"Intrepid Exploring: Looking Past Fears of Short-term Memory Loss in Aging to Deploy the Brain's Long-term Memories and—Wisdom." Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts 4:1-12, 2010.