Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at East Georgia State College, along with a co-author, Dr. Sean Busick (Athens State University), had their scholarship included in the international bibliography of research on the American South. As the world’s leading reference source on the topic, Southern History in Periodicals, 2015: A Selected Bibliography, included Dr. Cheek’s work published (with Sean Busick) on the scholarly legacy of Mel Bradford, a significant figure in recent studies of the American South, in Modern Age, a leading academic journal.
Dr. Cheek is the author or editor of eleven books and hundreds of scholarly articles. His books include Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal (Transaction/Rutgers, 2001, with Kathy B. Cheek); Calhoun and Popular Rule, published by the University of Missouri Press (2001; paper edition, 2004); Calhoun: Selected Speeches and Writings (Regnery, 2003); Order and Legitimacy (Transaction/Rutgers, 2004); an edition of Calhoun's A Disquisition on Government (St. Augustine's, 2007); a critical edition of W. H. Mallock's The Limits of Pure Democracy (Transaction/Rutgers, 2007); a monograph on Wesleyan theology (Wesley Studies Society, 2010); an edition of the classic study, A Theory of Public Opinion (Transaction/Rutgers, 2013); Patrick-Henry Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought (Lexington, 2013); and, The Founding of the American Republic (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Dr. Cheek is a Senior Fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute in New York, and he has been a Fellow of the Wilbur Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the Center for Judicial Studies, and the Center for International Media Studies.