Dr. Timothy E. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) with expertise in identity politics, specializing in the politics of Black Americans, women, and non-heteronormative identities. His research has been published in the National Political Science Review and Politics, Groups, and Identities (PGI).
Dr. Lewis is a social justice activist in the traditions of W.E.B. Du Bois & James Baldwin and a certified facilitrainer in equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. His philosophy is that diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice (DIESJ) are not areas of work; rather, they are value-based approaches to all work. He instructs that DIESJ are principled approaches and remedial values in addressing structural inequity across all societal institutions.
Dr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the historic Tuskegee University. He received a M.S. in International Relations from Troy University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has more than a dozen provisional and permanent certifications and has received a litany of honors and awards. Recently, Dr. Lewis was recognized by the Missouri House of Representatives for his educational advocacy and championing equity in education with State Resolution No. 254 in his honor.