HTI Alumni

Michael Edward Lee

Michael Edward Lee

Professor of Theology, Latin American and Latino Studies at Fordham University

Field of Study: Systematic Theology 

Michael E. Lee, PhD is Professor of Theology and Director of the Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University, where he is also affiliated with the Latin American and Latine Studies Institute. Born in Miami, FL of Puerto Rican parents, he holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Lee joined the Fordham faculty in 2004 and teaches courses in Roman Catholic theology, liberation theologies, Latin American and Latine theologies, Christology, and spirituality. He has served as President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and on the governing board of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). His publications include: Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero (2018), Ignacio Ellacuría: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (ed., 2013), and Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría, which won the 2010 Hispanic Theological Initiative Book Prize.

He currently lives in the Bronx with his wife, Natalia, and their sons William and Benjamin.