Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy welcomed Amanda Lewis as their new Director. Professor Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies & Sociology. Her research and writing focus on how race shapes educational opportunities from kindergarten through college and how ideas about race are negotiated in everyday life. Like IRRPP, Professor Lewis is dedicated to issues of racial justice, institutional change, and engaged scholarship. We look forward to future collaboration with Amanda Lewis and IRRPP.