Lee Gray is interim dean of the College of Arts + Architecture (COA+A). He follows Ken Lambla, who served 10 years as the founding dean of the college. Lambla is returning to the faculty as a full professor. A search committee is at work to find the college’s next dean.
Gray joined the University in fall 1990 as a faculty member in the former College of Architecture. He received his Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, his master’s degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia and undergraduate degrees in architecture from Iowa State University.
During his tenure at UNC Charlotte, he has served in a variety of capacities, including faculty president (2000-01), interim University librarian (2001-02), interim chair of architecture (2002-04), associate dean in the College of Architecture (2003-08), interim director of the School of Architecture (2008-09), associate dean in the College of Arts + Architecture (2008-present) and interim chair of theatre (2015-16).
He is a full professor in the School of Architecture and an internationally recognized expert in the history of elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks.