John Coats, PhD
Professor of History
Specialty: U.S. Foreign Policy
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307G
Phone: (423) 614-8350
Dr. John Coats joined Lee’s faculty in fall 2006. Prior to coming to Lee, Coats was an associate professor at Quincy University in Illinois, where he won the Excellence in Teaching Award, directed the Honors Program, and served as the Faculty Athletic Representative. Coats also won the Excellence in Teaching award at Lee, where he teaches American history with a special interest in United States foreign policy. His current research seeks to place Lee’s history in the context of trends in Christian higher education.