Angela K. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to serve as interim chair of the department of political science and public administration at the university. Dr. Lewis joined the faculty at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2003.
Dr. Lewis is the author of Conservatism in the Black Community: To the Right and Misunderstood (Routledge, 2012). She is the chair of the Committee on the Status of African Americans in the South of the Southern Political Science Association.
A native of Birmingham, professor Lewis is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she majored in political science with a concentration in regional and urban planning. She holds a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. in political science/urban and regional planning from the University of Tennessee.