Reginald Lewis, AM

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Executive Director, Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC)



AM: The University of Chicago, (master's degree) Social Service Administration
BA: Morehouse College, Urban Studies



Mr. Lewis comes to Rutgers SPAA and the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) after serving as executive director of The Chad School Foundation, Inc., a Newark-based education policy and advocacy organization that seeks to improve conditions in public school systems serving disadvantaged and at-risk youths. He brings more than 15 years of senior management experience from the philanthropic, nonprofit, state, and municipal government sectors. He has held positions with the Ford Foundation in New York, New York; Joyce Foundation in Chicago, Illinois; Victoria Foundation in Newark, New Jersey; and The Fund for New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While at The Fund for New Jersey, he co-edited Better Schools, an issue report that outlined strategies for improving New Jersey’s K-12 public schools. He also has served as City Administrator for the City of East Orange and was appointed by President Obama as a Member of the U.S. Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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