Joseph D Lewandowski

Joseph D Lewandowski is the Dean of The Honors College and International Affairs and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri (USA).

Lewandowski is the author of Interpreting Culture: Rethinking Method and Truth in Social Theoryand co-editor of Trust and Transitions: Social Capital in a Changing World, and Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life.

Lewandowski's work has appeared in Theory, Culture, and Society, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Public Reason, European Journal of Social Theory, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Cultural Critique, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Poverty, and elsewhere. His work has also been published in German in Berliner Debatte Initial.

A three time US Fulbright Scholar, Lewandowski has conducted research and taught extensively in Europe and the United States, including:

  • Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  • Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • University of Bucharest (Romania)
  • Free University (Germany)
  • Center for European Studies at the University of Florida Prague Summer Program (Czech Republic)
  • University of Lodz (Poland)
  • Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies (The Netherlands)

In his current administrative position as Dean of The Honors College and International Affairs, Dr. Lewandowski is responsible for the academic and co-curricular success of approximately 450 high ability undergraduates, nearly 500 study abroad students, as well as 2,500 or so international undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. 

In addition to his administrative roles, Lewandowski maintains an active research agenda and continues to engage students in the classroom.

An avid boxer and frequent commentator on sport, urban culture, and inequality, Lewandowski's current project is entitled, The Epistemology of Cool: Essays on Boxing and Post-Industrial Urban Life.