Texas Tech University

Esther Lee, Ph.D.

Instructor of Anthropology

Esther Lee is an instructor for the anthropology program in Waco. She is a broadly trained biological/physical anthropologist specializing in anthropological genetics. Dr. Lee's teaching and research experience ranges from human variation to archaeological science including ancient and forensic DNA. She is enthusiastic about teaching anthropology and introducing students to cross-cultural, biocultural, and evolutionary perspectives in understanding humans and our world.

Dr. Lee teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in physical anthropology, including human variation, quantitative methods, health and diseases, peopling of the Americas, and forensic anthropology. Before joining the Waco campus, she served as a faculty member at Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Esther Lee


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Binghamton University
  • M.Sc., Biomolecular Archaeology, The University of Manchester (UK)
  • B.A., Biology & Ancient Studies, Saint Olaf College