Dr. John Coats serves as a Professor of History and has taught at Lee since 2005.
He holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to lee University he taught history at Quincy University in Quincy Illinois for _______ years. Dr. Coats’ teaching focuses on U.S. History with upper-level courses in modern American political history. Dr. Coats has been recognized as one of Lee University’s best teachers, winning the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017.