Danna Lewis | Online Faculty | College of Business and Analytics | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Danna Lewis


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Danna Lewis joined Southern Illinois University College of Business and Analytics in 2015. Before stepping into the classroom, Lewis served as Interim Assistant Dean of Student Services and the Director of the Business Placement Center for the College.

Lewis brings a variety of real-world experiences to the classroom and works to connect students to the College and Industry.

A native of Southern Illinois and a First-Generation College Student, Lewis is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Education with an emphasis in Educational Administration and Higher Education. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management from SIU, Lewis began her career serving students at Georgia Southern University. While working full-time, she enrolled in online classes to earn her Master's degree in Education. She is a lecturer in Saluki Success (UCOL 101), Open for Business (BUS 101), and Business Career Transitions (BUS 202).

Additionally, Lewis oversees the orientation for Salukis beginning their online undergraduate program within the College. She is dedicated to student success, serving and supporting students as they advance in their education and excel in their careers.

Her research interests focus on resiliency, online program design, workplace readiness, and student retention initiatives.