Terry Lee, Ph.D.
My Life in Stories. com
Professor Emeritus (2017)
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
• Documentary journalism. Video documentary projects—"Wisdom of Age Project," documenting stories of elders, and documentary film web site: (www.risingpress.org).
• Filmmaking: "I Never Told Anyone That But You" (22 min). Available online.
• Filmmaking. "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. News & feature 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 to men on a personal level.
"Skilled Listening and Writing for Story: From Reminiscence to Story-Work with Elders' Stories," Educational Gerontology (42:6), 2016. Abstract available online.
"Centering the Student Psyche: Facilitating Psychotherapeutic Readings of Literary Texts," Radical Pedagogy (12:2), July 2015. Available online.
"Your Love Never Fails," documentary film on caregiving for elders. Director: Terry Lee, Rising Press Films. Distributed by Terra Nova Films, Chicago: 2013. Preview available online.
"Elder Documentaries: Student Initiative Means Community Connection at a Visceral & Emotional Level." Community Works Journal, Fall 2012. Available online.
"Getting to Know You: Using Documentary Video making to Challenge Ageist Stereotypes." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 33: 272-286. (Fall 2012). Abstract available online.
"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. Abstract available online.
NOTE: Three URLs for embedded documentary video content are included in the text. However, the URLs have migrated and can be found at:
Video 1: http://risingpress.org/life
Video 2: http://risingpress.org/life2
Video 3: http://risingpress.org/life3