Terry Lee

Watertown, Massachusetts

Professor Emeritus (2017), Christopher Newport University

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.

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Select Publications & Films

• 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.


• 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). 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.



A New Path at Midlife: Transformative Relationship & Story for Men. Men's Studies Press, 2006.

 Interprets literature from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective arguing that literature can be psychotherapeutic for men.