Donald Leech

Don LeechDonald Leech

Associate Professor of History

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Phone: 276.376.4580
Office: Zehmer 217


  • Ph.D. – University of Minnesota, 2007
  • M.A. – California State University, Long Beach, 2002
  • B.A. – Madonna University, 1992

Courses Taught

  • Medieval Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • History of England
  • Byzantium & Islam: Medieval Mediterranean
  • Expansion of Europe
  • The Twelfth Century Renaissance (special topic)

Research Interests

Dr. Leech is an urban historian of late medieval England.  His research and writing on the subject include: the urban economy, town-country networks, and local identities. The large provincial city of Coventry is used as the focus for these studies.

Professional Interests

  • Member of the Medieval Academy of America and the American Historical Association.

Selected Publications

  • Leech, D. “‘By the evidence of this city’:  Enclosing Land and Memory in Fifteenth Century Coventry.”Medieval History Journal (April 2012).
  • Leech, D. “Stability and Change at the End of the Middle Ages: Coventry 1450-1525. Midland History (Spring 2009).