Dean of Academic Studies | About

Dean of Academic Studies

Daria J. Willis, Ph.D.

Dr. Daria J. Willis is the Dean of Academic Studies at Lee College. She provides leadership and support to the academic disciplines, early college program, and to the Dual Credit program. She is passionate about teaching and learning by creating successful pathways for our students. She is dedicated to the community college mission and the work of Lee College.

Prior to joining Lee, Dr. Willis served as Dean of Instruction at Lone Star College. During her tenure at Lone Star, she taught U.S. history classes, was a lead faculty and department chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and was Faculty Senate President at University Park.

Dr. Willis earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Florida A&M University, and her doctorate in history from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

She enjoys her family, watching movies, and traveling.