Dr. Marcus Lewis is the founder and owner of Key Change Consulting, LLC, an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and an African American descendant of Cameroonian and Bantu peoples. He has worked in diversity and equity for nearly ten years. As a nationally trained Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) facilitator and education leader, Dr. Lewis has dedicated his career to working in educational administration, Native American education, and inclusive advocacy. He has presented at the national, state, and local levels about educational equity, social justice, and Native American education.
As a practitioner-scholar, Dr. Lewis maintains an active research agenda focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and access for Students of Color in PK12, higher education, and business and industry. His dissertation, "The Influence of the National SEED Project Upon Teachers' Professional Practice in a Rural, Midwestern School District" explored the outcomes of a social justice-oriented professional development experience designed for teachers.
He is an avid "Star Trek" fan, enjoys artisan wine, craft beers, playing piano, spending time with his family, and listening to film scores.
Dr. Lewis currently resides in Western Wisconsin with his wife, Lindsey, and their two beautiful children.
*Doctor of Education (2018) – University of Wisconsin, Stout
*Master of Music (2010) – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
*Bachelor of Music (2007) – University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
*Lion of the Year - Black River Falls Lions Club (2017)
*Josephine P. White Eagle Fellow - Ho-Chunk Nation (2008-2010)
*Gates Millennium Scholar (2003-2007)
*Renee Whiterabbit-Cutinella Youth Social Justice Award - United Church of Christ (2001)