Lee Bauknight is a Teaching Assistant Professor in Lehigh University’s English Department. Before joining the Lehigh faculty, Professor Bauknight taught composition, professional writing, technical writing, creative writing, and journalism at West Chester University, Penn State Berks, Louisiana State University, and the University of South Carolina. Among the courses he teaches at Lehigh are English 1, 2, and 11; English 144 (Intro to Writing Fiction); and English 143 (Intro to Writing Creative Nonfiction).
Professor Bauknight’s research interests include composition studies, the preparation and support of new teachers of English, writing program administration, and the teaching of information literacy in writing classes, and he has delivered papers on these and other topics at the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Modern Language Association. Professor Bauknight’s publications include three co-authored textbooks, Present Tense: Contemporary Themes for Writers (Cengage 2009), Food (Fountainhead 2010), and Green (Fountainhead 2010), and the short story “Semper Fi” (Yemassee 2004). He has also served as a series editor and a consulting editor for Fountainhead Press.
Before completing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the University of South Carolina, Professor Bauknight worked in journalism, as a newspaper editor, for more than a decade.