Dr. Lee Patterson was an incredible teacher and mentor, and I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to spend a summer in his classroom. All of us from the NEH seminar of 2010 were touched by his generosity and brilliance, and we were all heartbroken to hear of his death.
For a better understanding of what a formidable scholar Lee was, read his obituary on the Yale website.
It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since our unforgettable summer at Yale. Tempus fugit.