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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Richard Lewis, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Presidential Fellow
Department of Sociology

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Phone: (210) 458-6759
Office: (210) 458-6759

Research area: Diversity Awareness and Management, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Research, Sociology of Religion

  • Biography

    Dr. Richard Lewis, Jr., Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  His academic specialties include the areas of diversity management, strategic planning, public administration, and social science research.  Dr. Lewis served as Associate Dean for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts from 1997 to 2002.  He was a Special Assistant to the President of the University from 2002 to 2007.  Dr. Lewis has taught at Texas A&M University, St. Philip's College, and Our Lady of the Lake University.  He has numerous publications to his credit that deal with the issue of social inequality and is the co-author along with Dr. George Yancey of Interracial Families: Current Concepts and Controversies, published by Routledge Press in 2009.  He is presently at work on a second book, due out in 2014, which addresses the changing demographics in America.

    Dr. Lewis is involved in a variety of civic activities.  His is a board member on the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas   He is a former board member on the United Way Board of Directors and the Live Oak Economic Development Corporation.   In addition, he has served on the VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Trustees and the Bexar County Housing Authority.

    Dr. Lewis received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University. He received his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Sociology from Texas A&M University.


    • M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    • B.S., Texas Tech University