Mr. Joseph Lewis
Dean of High School, High School History
Mr. Lewis earned his BA in Liberal Arts from Villanova University and an MA in Theology from the Notre Dame Catechetical Institute, now the Graduate School of Theology at Christendom College. He has also taken postgraduate courses in history at George Mason University and doctoral courses in theology at Catholic University.
He is originally from the Northern Virginia area where he developed a love of history visiting places like Mount Vernon and Monticello, and the many Civil War battlefield sites such as Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He taught history, law, government and theology at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, his alma mater, where he also coached football and baseball. He returned to the Philadelphia area to serve as the Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia under Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua.
For eleven years he taught theology and Church history and has served as the theology department chair at Devon Preparatory School. He also served as the school’s moderator for the Chess Club, the Model United Nations Club, the Prayer Club, and co-moderator of the Pro-Life Club, and, helped coach the Ultimate Frisbee team. In addition, he served as the school’s coordinator of the Christian Service Program which included leading students on service trips to the Appalachia and local soup kitchens.
He also teaches as an adjunct professor of theology at Immaculata University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision at Marymount University. He enjoys writing and is a published author.
Mr. Lewis resides in Exton with his wife Marian where they attend SS. Philip and James Parish. They are blessed with six children and two grandchildren.