DR. WILLIAM ESTES
Dean, Helen DeVos College of Education
Professor of Education
Dr. William “Bill” Estes serves as dean of the Lee University Helen DeVos College of Education. He came to Lee in 1998 as an assistant professor of education and has served as chair of the Department of Health, Exercise Science & Secondary Education since 2004.
Prior to coming to Lee, Estes served as a principal, an assistant principal, and a classroom teacher over nine years in Little Rock, Ark., and Chapel Hill, N.C. While at the University of North Carolina, Estes worked as a Paideia Seminar Trainer, a teaching assistant, a research assistant, and a Carolina Teaching Fellows program assistant.
Locally Estes is a member of Cleveland’s City Council and serves on the boards of United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and the Museum at Five Points. Estes is a committee member of the Greenway Advisory Board and served on the State Task Force for Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention during the Bredesen administration.