We are delighted to welcome Erin (Braun) Lewis to UE as program director to support the GAP program. Her primary focus will be to expand cross-disciplinary project engagement, a key objective for the Institute and the University. Resources made available by refinement in programming and consolidation in staffing at the Institute for Global Enterprise make possible this exciting addition to the University family. In addition to being an alumna of UE, she is also the daughter of UE physics professor Jeffrey Braun.
Most recently, Erin worked as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s director of outreach at iCivics where she implemented national projects and developed interdisciplinary and experiential programming. She also established partnerships with former astronaut and senator John Glenn, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and many institutions across the country.
Prior to joining iCivics, Erin helped to create the Center for Civic Literacy at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and served as the director of civic education at the Center for Law and Civic Education in Indianapolis. She is also a former United States Marine, having completed Officer Candidate School in Quantico.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Evansville and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University School for Public and Environmental Affairs where she was one of only three graduate students to receive the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion for service to the community.
We are thrilled about the breadth and depth of experience Erin brings to this position.