Dr. Nakeisha Lewis, PhD Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Accelerated Master’s Programs, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
has a PhD in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, MA Journalism and Advertising, and BS Business Administration and Marketing, University of Missouri - Columbia. She has been at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, where she is Associate Dean and was an Associate Professor, since 2009. Dr. Lewis' primary research interest is the intersection of popular culture and marketing communication, with an emphasis on urban and multicultural markets. She has presented her findings at number conference around the world and her research can be found in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Public Policy, and the Journal of Research of Consumers and Social Business. She has received the American Marketing Association Foundation Valuing Diversity Award, the Advertising Educational Foundation Visiting Scholar at BBDO New York, the Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Faculty Commitment Award, and the Witherspoon Research Award. She is Vice President of the Marketing Ethic Faculty Association and a member of the Board of Directors for the Marcus Graham Project, a program designed to identify, expose, mentor, and train ethnically diverse men and women.