As an Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs, Lee L’Hote supervises the IES Abroad Centers in Argentina, Austria, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, Morocco, South Africa, Spain and oversees the Central Europe, Global South, and Spain Academic Clusters. Since joining IES Abroad in 2010, he has led numerous projects and initiatives for the organization, including implementing the IES Abroad MAP for Language and Intercultural Communication across IES Abroad Centers and the ongoing assessment project for IES Abroad’s Language Centers. Lee teamed with the IES Abroad Registrar to implement human subjects’ research guidelines and serves as the IES Abroad Representative on the organization’s IRB. He currently leads faculty engagement initiatives across all Centers and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Team.
Lee holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky and completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, including a year abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain. Before joining IES Abroad, he serviced on the faculties at Longwood University and Iowa State University. He primarily taught courses on the Spanish language, Hispanic Cinema, and Spanish Cultural Studies. At ISU, Lee served as Spanish Section Head in the Department of World Languages and Cultures as Director of the Language and Cultures for Professions Program. He also worked extensively in the study abroad field, having served as Co-Director then Director of the ISU on the Mediterranean Program in Valencia, Spain, for seven years. He has published research and presented at numerous conferences on contemporary Spanish narrative, Cinema, and culture and on a variety of study abroad-related topics, including internationalizing the curriculum, service-learning abroad, and summer programming for the professions.