A Different View: Dr. Cassandra Lewis, National Defense University

In this episode, Dr. Cassandra Lewis, Chancellor of the College of Information & Cyberspace (CIC), National Defense University, discusses CIC's history, mission, curriculum, and student population. She also talks about why colleges and universities partner with CIC, along with cohost ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Christina Royal, former President at Holyoke Community College, and host ⁠Elvin Freytes.

Under her leadership CIC’s academic programs and curricula continue to be rigorous, relevant, and of high quality, to effectively fulfill its mission; and the College continues to be recognized as an institution of choice for education, scholarship, and thought leadership in cyber and information. Her track record and involvement in government, academia, industry, and the non-profit sector reflect her commitment to leader development, educational innovation, and building an inclusive and resilient workforce. Her research and teaching portfolios span a range of fields including: the politics of education; online teaching practices; access and equity in higher education; national security and cyber workforce policy and strategy; cyber leader development; and storytelling for organizational and personal change. 

Dr. Lewis is a community-minded educator dedicated to advancing opportunities for underserved women and K-16 students both locally and abroad. She has a particular passion for fostering transformational leadership and advancing careers in STEM.

Dr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences / International Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo; Master’s degree in Higher Education from Boston College; a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park; and a Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

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