Dr. Luis Lugo is a retired college professor and foundation executive. After pursuing graduate studies in theology and philosophy (M.A., Villanova University) and in political science (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Luis taught at the college level for twelve years. He left academe the year after receiving tenure to become Director of the Religion Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts. While with Pew, he became a founding director of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the Center’s work in the area of religion. Luis returned to the Grand Rapids, Michigan area in 2014 to lead the Community Initiatives work at the Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation, from which he recently retired. He is a revert, and Cathy, his wife of 50 years, is a convert to Catholicism. A native of Cuba, he and Cathy live in Rockford, Michigan but now spends the winters in South Florida, close to what all Cuban Americans regard as their capital-in-exile, Miami. They are the proud parents of three children and the (even prouder) grandparents of seven grandchildren.