Shawn A. Lewis, Ph.D.

  • DeanSchool of Graduate, Professional, and Extended Studies
  • DirectorMaster of Public Administration
  • Professor of Media and CommunicationsDepartment of Media & Communications

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4741
  • Seby B. Jones Fine Arts Center Room 329

Educational Background

B.A. – Mass Communications
West Virginia State University

M.A. – Communications
Marshall University

Ph.D. – Communications: Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric
Howard University

Area(s) of Research

  • African American identity
  • Narrative Identity
  • Rhetoric of social space


2006 Journal of Intergroup Relations. “Communicating cultural control: John Henryism, personality and social isolation in African Americans” C. Harold McManus, Ph.D. & Shawn A. Lewis, Ph.D.

Favorite Quote

If you think of a rhino, think of a tree. (If you think of a problem think of a solution)
-African Proverb