John W. Lee
Ph.D., Cornell University
University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor John W. I. Lee is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He grew up in Southeast Asia and Hawaii. After studying history at the University of Washington, he earned his Ph.D. in History from Cornell University.
Professor Lee's research specialty is the history of warfare in the ancient world. He has published on ancient mercenary soldiers, Greek and Persian armies, women in ancient war, the origins of military autobiography, and urban combat in antiquity. He is the author of A Greek Army on the March: Soldiers and Survival in Xenophon's "Anabasis," published by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Lee has won a UC Santa Barbara Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for 2003–2004 and the University's Harold J. Plous Award for 2005–2006, which is given to the outstanding Assistant Professor for "performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community."
Professor Lee has conducted field research and has led travel-study groups in Greece and Turkey. He is currently director of the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program at UC Santa Barbara and co-organizer of the University of California Multi-Campus Research Group on Ancient Borderlands.