Dr. Peggy Lewis

Executive Dean, School of Business and Graduate Studies and School of Professional Studies

Phone: 202-884-9204
Office: Main 224

Education

  • B.A., English, Trinity College
  • M.A., History, Howard University
  • Ph.D., History, Howard University

Interests

  • Journalism
  • History
  • Civil Rights
  • Journalism History
  • Digital Media
  • Media Ethics
  • Diversity in Journalism coverage and management

Philosophy

Good teaching is more than mastering knowledge of a topic or subject or having experience and expertise in a certain area. That is critical, but equally important is the ability to convey what you know so that others are inspired to learn. My students often say that my excitement and passion for the subject inspires them to want to do more stories and be better journalists. While I don't think teachers have to be entertainers or performers, I do think we have an obligation to spark interest and excitement about the subject and to make the learning process enjoyable. Students know when you care.