Jonathan Lewis
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Jonathan Lewis

Senior Director of Program Design

Jonathan serves as the Senior Director of Program Design at uAspire. In this role, he oversees program structure, goals, content, and evaluation in both Afford and Succeed advising programs. Prior to this role, Jonathan pursued doctoral study in higher education at Boston College; he completed his Ph.D. in 2017, and currently holds a visiting scholar appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education. While at Boston College, Jonathan led and supported research on college access, student success, and undergraduates’ use of technology and social media. His publication history includes The Chronicle of Higher Education, New Directions for Student Leadership, and Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, along with several book chapters. Since 2002, he has served in a variety of administrative roles within academic and student affairs departments at colleges in Boston and Chicago. Jonathan earned a Master of Science in Higher Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Theatre, both at Northwestern University.

Why uAspire?

I believe that higher education is both a public and a private good. As students and families bear an increasing share of the costs of college, they need experienced guides to ensure that post-secondary opportunities remain both attainable and affordable. Effective advising was pivotal for me in accessing and completing a bachelor’s degree with manageable debt, and I aim in my work to provide this support for today’s college students.