Silas H. Lee, Ph.D.
Ernest N. Morial Professor in Public Policy
Silas Lee earned his doctorate from the University of New Orleans in 1999, in Urban Studies, with a concentration on social and cultural change. His research initiatives have included measuring and analyzing the local and national opinions of citizens about social, political and demographic trends and issues. Dr. Lee has served as a consultant to numerous businesses, governmental agencies, and public and private corporations to incorporate a social analysis of the perceptions and trends in urban America for strategic planning. Aside from providing consultation and analysis to numerous political candidates, opinion makers, corporations and agencies, Dr. Lee’s polls and research have been cited by print and electronic media in over 600 publications worldwide.
A primary goal of Dr. Lee’s classes is to prepare students for the application of the sociological theories to contemporary social trends and issues. By incorporating diverse teaching methods to the learning process, students are able to appreciate the multiple dimensions of sociology in life and society.