Dr. Paul R. Lehman, who earned a Ph.D. from Lehigh University, 1976, is a university Professor Emeritus in the department of English, and a former Dean of the Graduate College, at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. He was also a former CBS (affiliate) News Anchor, Producer, and Reporter. He is widowed with two adult sons,both with doctoral degrees; his older son Christopher is a professor in Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University (MN). His youngest son Jeffrey is presently working as Director of Bands in Fairfax,VA
His teaching experience spans a wide range of subjects including American Literature, Ethnic American Literature, African American Literature, Short Stories, American Fiction, Contemporary Themes as Literature, and Chaucer.
Dr. Lehman has served on many state boards and councils including the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Connections, Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities, Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education, Oklahoma Folk life Council, Edmond Arts and Humanities Council, Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma, Oklahoma Connections, Oklahoma Arthritis Foundation, and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Council for Professional Teaching Standards.
He has lectured throughout the state of Oklahoma as well as in other states across America. He has published scholarly books, scholarly and creative articles, poetry, short stories, interviews, books, and book reviews. Other recent publications include: The System of European American (white) Supremacy and African American (black) Inferiority; Flannery O’Connor: Southern Racial Culture and African American Characters; America’ Race Matters: Returning the Gifts of Race and Color; America’s Race Problem: A Practical Guide to Understanding Race in America; The Development of a Black Psyche in the Works of John Oliver Killens; The Making of the Negro in Early American Literature. He is active in both academic and community service. He writes the blog “Americasraceproblems.”
Some of his awards include 2006 University of Central Oklahoma Distinguish Former Student, University of Central Oklahoma Department of English Lifetime Achievement, service awards from the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Boy Scouts of America, Edmond YMCA Youth Program. He is also listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who Among American Teachers.
Dr. Paul R. Lehman
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