Dr. William L. Lee

Englewood Municipal Historian
Liberty Square Project Committee
Emeritus Associate Professor of English
Yeshiva College New York City

Dr. Lee serves on the board of the Englewood Historical Society and on Bergen County's Historic Preservation Advisory Board. He was the consultant for the award-winning restoration and adaptive reuse of the Benson House on Grand Ave. He founded and helped write the enabling ordinance for the Englewood Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and designed and led trolley guided tours of the City's historic sites. A Phi Beta Kappa National Merit Scholar at Dartmouth, a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and with a Kent Fellow and Prize Teaching Fellow (plus his Ph.D.) from Yale, he won the Yeshiva College Senior Professor Award for distinguished teaching, three times, and for six years he directed the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva and chaired the Steering Committee for a major reaccreditation review. He co-wrote a library exhibit on Albert Einstein and Yeshiva University, and he has published articles and book chapters on William Morris, the architectural and social history of Englewood, NJ, and the early and recent history of Yeshiva College. Most recently he served as the Literary Editor of all the books of Nach in the new (2021) translation of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) into a contemporary American English (Koren Publishers, Jerusalem, Israel)

 Dr. William L. Lee