Terry Lee, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus (2017), Christopher Newport University
Rising Press Film
Newport News, Virginia
• Documentary journalism. Video documentary projects— life-review hospice stories; "Wisdom of Age Project," documenting stories of elders (www.wisdomofageproject.org). Documentary film web site: (www.risingpress.org).
• 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 journalist, Syracuse Newspapers.
• Literature Professor. British & American Literature; dissertation on John Milton's 1667 epic poem, Paradise Lost. Jungian psychological approaches to literature.
Select Publications & Films
• Spring 2019
"Will A Feeding Tube Help? Deciding for a Father at the End of Life." American Family Physician (99)7, April 2019. Available online.
• Spring 2019
"No More Monster in the Bedroom." Sage-ing With Creativity, Grace & Gratitude. Spring 2019, p. 45.
• Fall 2018
"I Never Told That to Anyone But You." Rising Press Film. (22 min.) Available online.
• Fall 2017
"Finding Linda: A Family's Journey Coping with Primary Progressive Aphasia." Rising Press Film. (27:57 min.) Available online.
• Fall 2016
"Skilled Listening and Writing For Story: From Reminiscence to Story-Work with Elders’ Stories. Educational Gerontology 42:6. (2016) Available online.
• July 2015
"Centering the Student Psyche: Facilitating Psychotherapeutic Readings of Literary Texts," Radical Pedagogy (12:2), July 2015. (pdf)
• June 2015
"Breaking Gender Stereotypes." Eating Well. May / June 2015, p. 26.
• 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.
• Fall 2012
"Getting to Know You: Using Documentary Video making to Challenge Ageist Stereotypes." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 33: 272-286. (Fall 2012). Available online.
• Fall 2011
"Out of the Dark and Into the Light." Rising Press Film. (15:52 min). Available online.
• 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. Available online.
• Fall 2009
"Women Swimmin' for Hospicare." Rising Press Film. (7:59 min). Available online.
Interprets literature from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective arguing that literature can be psychotherapeutic for men.