Fulbright Fellow at the University of Ghana during the 2000–2001 academic year, John Lemly teaches the first-year seminar Into Africa, as well as African Literature, The Eighteenth Century: Jane Austen: Readings in Fiction and Film, and Modern Drama.
Lemly is the director of the Five College African Scholars Program (USA), which provides fellowships for Africans. Says Lemly, "Over the past four years or so, we have come to realize more and more that the important work being done by our colleagues in Africa could benefit from leave time, access to current scholarship, and a sustained conversation with other scholars from throughout the continent." The competitive program will bring up to 30 young faculty members from African universities to the five campuses between 2003 and 2007.
- "Five College African Scholars Program Welcomes First Group of Scholars," College Street Journal, January 31, 2003
- "On Broadway with Suzan-Lori Parks '85," College Street Journal, May 24, 2002
- "Nose-to-Nose with a Nobel Laureate: Nigerian Writer-Activist Wole Soyinka Talks Plays, Poetry, and Politics," Vista, March 1997