Nicholas A. Lewis


Nicholas A. Lewis





E-mail: nlewis@bard.edu

Nicholas Lewis is currently the Assistant Dean of the College and Community Life Chaplain at Bard College. As Assistant Dean of the College, he works to enhance the co-curricular lives of students in collaboration with the offices of Academic and Student Affairs. He develops and supports initiatives to increase personal, civic, and moral responsibility among the Bard community. Together with the members of the Chaplaincy Office, he works to cultivate greater inclusivity and stronger networks of support across the college campus through program development and pastoral care. In addition to teaching First Year Seminar: The Common Course, he also serves as mentor to the Posse Atlanta 5 Scholars. 

Mr. Lewis has received various honors, including: King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professorship (University of Michigan), the Aaron Silberman Prize in Chamber Music (Carnegie Mellon University), and the W.E.B. DuBois Award (Carnegie Mellon University). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a BFA and MM in clarinet performance.  He is also a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music (Class of 2013), where he served as President of Student Council and as Secretary of Yale Black Seminarians.


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