Cassandra C. Lewis, Ph.D.

Acting Chancellor/Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs

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Dr. Cassandra C. Lewis is the Acting Chancellor/Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the National Defense University (NDU), College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC).  She serves as the principal advisor to the National Defense University President and Provost on curriculum and academic programs related to Cyberspace and Information.

As a member of NDU’s senior leadership executive council, Dr. Lewis is instrumental in strategic planning and coordination of University initiatives.  Dr. Lewis is the chief administrator of CIC’s academic programs, with responsibility for financial, facilities, and personnel management.  She maintains relationships with partner NDU components, U.S. government agencies, the private sector, international allies and Department of Defense and civilian educational institutions and universities.

Under her leadership CIC’s academic programs and curricula continue to be rigorous, relevant, and of high quality, to effectively fulfill the mission of the College to educate joint warfighters and national security leaders to lead, advise and advance global security within the cyberspace domain, through the use of the information instrument of national power.

Dr. Lewis is a community-minded educator with a demonstrated commitment to mentoring 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.