Chance Lewis, Ph.D.

Chance Lewis
Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor, Endowed Chair of Urban Education
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Dr. Chance W. Lewis is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and serves as Director of The Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He leads the urban concentration of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Lewis' special areas of interests are academic achievement of students of color in K-12 settings, recruitment and retention of Black male teachers and urban education. Dr. Lewis has over 100 refereed publications and over $6 million in external research funding.


Ph.D. - Colorado State University, 2001, Educational Leadership/Teacher Education 
M.Ed. - Southern University, 1998, Master of Educational Administration/Supervision 
B.S. - Southern University, 1994, Business Education

Area(s) of Interest and Research

Academic achievement for students of color in K-12 settings
Recruitment and retention of Black male teachers
Urban Education