Jonathan Lewis
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Jonathan Lewis

Senior Director of Research Evaluation and Design

Jonathan serves as the Senior Director of Research, Evaluation, and Design. In this role, he investigates questions that relate to uAspire’s impact. More specifically, he manages a team that collects, analyzes, synthesize, and contextualizes data. Jonathan and his colleagues use data to articulate stories of impact, refine content design, and plan future evaluation efforts. Prior to uAspire, Jonathan pursued doctoral study in higher education at Boston College; he completed his Ph.D. in 2017, and recently held 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. He has published articles in Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College Access, New Directions for Student Leadership, and The Chronicle of Higher Education along with several book chapters. Between 2002-2017 he 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.