Company: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Dan A. Lewis, PhD, Professor at Northwestern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social policy.
Growing up in Chicago, a city divided by race and income, Dr. Lewis wanted to contribute to improving his city by conducting research and studying political and social ideas. In 1968 he achieve a BA, cum laude, from Stanford University, and in 1980 he earned a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For the past 30 years, since 1990, Dr. Lewis has served as a professor of education at Northwestern University. He has been with the university’s Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research since 1975 in numerous roles including projects administrator, assistant, and associate professor of education and associate director and chair of the graduate program for human development and social policy. Prior to his years with Nonwestern, Dr. Lewis commenced his career as a research associate at Arthur Bolton Associates in Sacramento from 1969 to 1970. In 1971 he was a survey controller with the Scientific Analysis Corporation in San Francisco and from 1971 to 1974 he was director of Stanford University’s workshops on political and social issues.
Backed by years of professional development and influential work, Dr. Lewis was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Northwestern University Alumni Association in 1998. His students have lead him to be named to the Faculty Honor Roll from 2001 to 2004 and awarded him Outstanding Teacher of Social Policy in 2007. Looking back on his career, Dr. Lewis is most proud of his written works that discuss the making for a more equal and just society, backed by the research and teaching he has done and continues to do. Over the years he has authored, “Fear of Crime: Incivility and the Production of a Social Problem,” “The Social Construction of Reform: Crime Prevention and Community Organizations,” “The Worlds of the Mentally Ill,” “The State Mental Patient in Urban Life,” “Race and Educational Reform” and “Gaining Ground in Illinois.” Dr. Lewis and his accomplishments can also be found in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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