Commonwealth Journal

A Production of WUMB and the University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty & Staff

DeWayne Lehman

  • Host, Commonwealth Journal Director of Communications
  • Telephone: 617.287.5302


BA, American Studies, Anderson College

Additional Information

As the director of communications for UMass Boston, DeWayne is responsible for telling the university's story via the media, university publications, website, and other external avenues. He brings extensive experience in media, communications, and public relations from his previous work in journalism, government, and the private sector. Most recently, DeWayne served as the director of public affairs at Schneider Associates, a Boston public relations agency. He also previously worked as the director of media/public relations for the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development and served as the deputy press secretary for Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Prior to joining the city, he worked as an editor and reporter at Boston-area papers. DeWayne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Anderson College, in Anderson, Indiana.