Wayne D. Lewis, Ph.D.
Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lewis is currently on leave of absence from his faculty position while he serves as the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. His teaching, writing, and research are in the areas of educational leadership and policy, the politics of education, and student of color success. Wayne is a former a middle and high school special education teacher, having taught in public school districts in Louisiana (New Orleans Public Schools and St. Charles Parish Public Schools) and North Carolina (Wake County Public Schools).