Finn Lease earned the first Ph.D. awarded by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Kansas on August 24, 2015. His dissertation is entitled "A Strong Woman of the Lord: Performing Gender at the Intersection of Sport and Evangelical Christianity."
Finn is currently the Lead Trainer and Instructional Designer for a federal consulting company. Finn also co-founded and runs academic-expat.com, a blog that explores reasons for choosing a non-academic job and offers resources to help others follow a similar path.
Finnegan Lease is the first WGSS graduate student to complete the PhD program, August 24, 2015, at the University of Kansas.