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Jody Lewen

Founder & Executive Director of the Prison University Project

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Jody Lewen Biography

Jody Lewen is the executive director of the Prison University Project, which operates the College Program at San Quentin. The Program provides a general education Associate of Arts degree and intensive college preparatory courses to approximately 350 people incarcerated at San Quentin. The Prison University Project also provides training and technical assistance to colleges offering higher education programs in prisons throughout California and across the United States.

Ms. Lewen’s involvement with the College Program at San Quentin dates back to 1999, when she started as a volunteer instructor. Today she serves as a thought leader in the field of prison education, advocating for the values of high academic quality and inclusivity, as well as serving as a resource and advisor to policymakers, practitioners, academics, and corrections administrators at San Quentin State Prison and within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ms. Lewen received her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in modern European history; her Master’s degree from the Freie Universität, Berlin in comparative literature and philosophy; and her Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

Her publications include “Punishing Evil: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Spectre of Inmates in the Public Imagination” (in Evil, Truth, and Reconciliation, Rodopi, 2004) and “’So eine Gemeinheit’: On the Use of Irony in Hugo Bettauer’s Die Stadt Ohne Juden” (in Austria and Austrians: Images in World Literature. Stauffenburg Verlag, 2003).

Ms. Lewen was the 2006 recipient of the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley, and a 2015 recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. In 2016, the Prison University Project received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jody Lewen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jody Lewen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jody Lewen or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jody Lewen

    Speaking fees for Jody Lewen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jody Lewen are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jody Lewen, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jody Lewen speak about?

    Jody Lewen is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Education, Entrepreneurism, Motivation, Personal Growth, Social Justice.
  • Where does Jody Lewen travel from?

    Jody Lewen generally travels from San Quentin, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jody Lewen’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jody Lewen for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jody Lewen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jody Lewen or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Founder & Executive Director of the Prison University Project

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Jody Lewen Biography

Jody Lewen is the executive director of the Prison University Project, which operates the College Program at San Quentin. The Program provides a general education Associate of Arts degree and intensive college preparatory courses to approximately 350 people incarcerated at San Quentin. The Prison University Project also provides training and technical assistance to colleges offering higher education programs in prisons throughout California and across the United States.

Ms. Lewen’s involvement with the College Program at San Quentin dates back to 1999, when she started as a volunteer instructor. Today she serves as a thought leader in the field of prison education, advocating for the values of high academic quality and inclusivity, as well as serving as a resource and advisor to policymakers, practitioners, academics, and corrections administrators at San Quentin State Prison and within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ms. Lewen received her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in modern European history; her Master’s degree from the Freie Universität, Berlin in comparative literature and philosophy; and her Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

Her publications include “Punishing Evil: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Spectre of Inmates in the Public Imagination” (in Evil, Truth, and Reconciliation, Rodopi, 2004) and “’So eine Gemeinheit’: On the Use of Irony in Hugo Bettauer’s Die Stadt Ohne Juden” (in Austria and Austrians: Images in World Literature. Stauffenburg Verlag, 2003).

Ms. Lewen was the 2006 recipient of the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley, and a 2015 recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. In 2016, the Prison University Project received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

Jody Lewen Videos

  • Prison education – interview with Jody Lewen | VIEWPOINT - YouTube
    In 1994, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act barred American prisoners from receiving Pell Grants. As a result, the College ...
  • Jody Lewen, 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards ...
    As California works to reduce its prison population by federal mandate, recidivism remains a significant challenge. More than 60 percent of ...
  • Jody Lewen | Learning and Trust on the Road to College Readiness ...
    When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how can s/he accept the help of a teacher? Jody Lewen, Executive Director of ...

FAQs on booking Jody Lewen

  • How do I book Jody Lewen to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jody Lewen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jody Lewen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jody Lewen or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jody Lewen

    Speaking fees for Jody Lewen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jody Lewen are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jody Lewen, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jody Lewen speak about?

    Jody Lewen is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Education, Entrepreneurism, Motivation, Personal Growth, Social Justice.
  • Where does Jody Lewen travel from?

    Jody Lewen generally travels from San Quentin, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jody Lewen’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jody Lewen for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jody Lewen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jody Lewen or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Jody Lewen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jody Lewen for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jody Lewen generally travels from San Quentin, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Alejandro Gac-Artigas, Claudia Miner, Vanessa Luna and Bryanne Leeming. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jody Lewen for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jody Lewen Speaker Videos

  • Prison education – interview with Jody Lewen | VIEWPOINT - YouTube
    In 1994, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act barred American prisoners from receiving Pell Grants. As a result, the College ...
    Jody Lewen, 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards ...
    As California works to reduce its prison population by federal mandate, recidivism remains a significant challenge. More than 60 percent of ...
  • Jody Lewen | Learning and Trust on the Road to College Readiness ...
    When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how can s/he accept the help of a teacher? Jody Lewen, Executive Director of ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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