My Life in Stories

Terry Lee, Ph.D.

My Life in Stories. com

Park Terrace West,

New York, NY


Professor Emeritus (2017)

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia

The Stories of Your Life in Video Contact: Terry Park Terrace West, New York, NY



• Documentary journalism. Video documentary projects—"Wisdom of Age Project," documenting stories of elders, and documentary film web site: (


• Filmmaking: "I Never Told Anyone That But You" (22 min). Available online.


• Filmmaking. "Your Love Never Fails" (21 min.), released 2013 by Terra Nova Films


• Editing (DoubleTake / Points of Entry (Johns Hopkins University Press), a national documentary and fine arts magazine/journal: 2006 and 2007, co-editor, layout designer). Project director for a U.S. Department of Education two-year grant ($100,000) underwriting the combined journal and magazine.


• Narrative journalism. News Reporting & Writing; Feature Writing and narrative journalism editor and coach.


• Journalism / Photojournalism. Taught for 20 years; former U.S. Air Force photographer. News & feature reporter Syracuse Newspapers.


• Literature Professor. British & American Literature; dissertation on John Milton's 1667 epic poem, Paradise Lost. Jungian psychological approaches to literature.


• Book Masculinity in American literature: A New Path at Midlife: Transformative Relationship and Story for Men (Men's Studies Press, 2006). A Jungian approach to understanding the meaning of stories and films that are important to men on a personal level.

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Recent Publications


"Skilled Listening and Writing for Story: From Reminiscence to Story-Work with Elders' Stories," Educational Gerontology (42:6), 2016. Abstract available online.


"Centering the Student Psyche: Facilitating Psychotherapeutic Readings of Literary Texts," Radical Pedagogy (12:2), July 2015. Available online.


"Your Love Never Fails," documentary film on caregiving for elders. Director: Terry Lee, Rising Press Films. Distributed by Terra Nova Films, Chicago: 2013. Preview available online.


"Elder Documentaries: Student Initiative Means Community Connection at a Visceral & Emotional Level." Community Works Journal, Fall 2012. Available online.


"Getting to Know You: Using Documentary Video making to Challenge Ageist Stereotypes." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 33: 272-286. (Fall 2012). Abstract available online.


"Intrepid Exploring: Looking Past Fears of Short-term Memory Loss in Aging to Deploy the Brain's Long-term Memories and—Wisdom." Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts 4:1-12, 2010. Abstract available online.

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