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James Lee Ash,, American academic administrator. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1978. Named Outstanding Teacher Humanities, Premed. Student Society, University Miami, 1980, Professor of Year Undergraduate Student Body, University Miami, 1981, Professor of Year Honors Student Association, University Miami, 1985. Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History.


Ash,, James Lee was born on March 29, 1945 in Palestine, Texas, United States. Son of James Lee and Ruth Agnes (Walling) Ash.


Bachelor, Abilene Christian College, 1968. Master of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1976.


Assistant professor religious studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1975-1977; assistant professor religious studies, U. Miami, Florida, 1977-1981; associate professor, U. Miami, Florida, 1981-1989; department chairman, U. Miami, Florida, 1979-1981; associate dean, College Arts and Sciences, U. Miami, Florida, 1981-1983; director Honors and Privileged Studies, U. Miami, Florida, 1981-1983; associate provost, Honors and Undergraduate Studies, U. Miami, Florida, 1983-1987; vice provost, U. Miami, Florida, 1987-1989; president, Whittier (California) College, California, since 1989.


  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1978.


Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: racquetball, gardening.


Married Patricia Bryan, August 24, 1969. Children: Erin Patricia, Eleanor Ruth.

James Lee Ash,

Ruth Agnes (Walling) Ash,

Patricia Bryan

Eleanor Ruth Ash,

Erin Patricia Ash,