Faculty Excellence
Thomas D. Lee, Ph.D.
Award Type: 
Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching

Associate Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment


An associate professor of natural resources and the environment, Lee has taught at UNH for 29 years. He says his enthusiasm for teaching only continues to grow and emanates from two sources: his students and his classroom. That classroom is the outdoors, whether it is as close as the University’s College Woods or as far as the Pawtuckaway Range in Deerfield and Nottingham or the Ossipee pine barrens. At the end of the semester, Lee wants every student to leave his classes with three things: an understanding of the principles and concepts of ecology, a better understanding of humanity’s place on the planet, and an understanding of what science is and how it works.