Dr. Lee's Tenure at University of Houston/Clear Lake
UHCL (University of Houston Clear Lake) - 1975-1992
Dr. Esther Lee taught at UHCL for 17 years. Her area of discipline is Teacher Education, not Political Science as many people thought. She began as a part-timer in Spring 1975 and became full-time assistant professor in Fall 1975. Four years later she was promoted to associate professorship with tenure. Because of her community involvement, she was awarded the President's Distinguished Service Award (1987-88). Her curricula vitae and biographical sketches at various stages of her professional development could be found in the folder of Bio and Vita. She took two years of leave from UHCL to serve the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and US Department, as well as to run in her congressional race. She decided not to return to UHCL when she was on the campaign staff of Bush/Quayle'92 in Washington, D.C. Six years later, she resumed her career in Higher Education with a faculty appointment by Southern Arkansas University (SAU) as a full-professor in Early Childhood Education (1999-2002). Later, she chaired the Education Department at DePauw University (1999-2002) and became Dean of the Graduate School, Troy University/Montgomery, AL (2002-2006).
Here are only the selected documents during Dr. Lee's tenue at UHCL. Her Bio and Vita during this period can be found under Dr. Esther Lee's Profile.