Charles Lewis, Jr., PhD
Inducted in 2021
Current PositionFounder and Director, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP)
Charles E. Lewis, Jr., a political social worker, is the founder and director of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), a nonprofit organization that works to engage social workers with the U.S. Congress. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work and a member of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work Leadership Board. Dr. Lewis was Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for former Congressman Ed Towns when he oversaw the creation of the Congressional Social Work Caucus. Dr. Lewis was an adjunct professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and member of the faculty of Howard University School of Social Work. In 2017, Dr. Lewis was selected as the Macro Practitioner of the Year by the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA). He earned his MSW degree in clinical counseling from Clark Atlanta University and PhD in policy, planning and policy analysis from Columbia University.