The AAUP is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Guy Lenes as lead organizer in the Department of Organizing and Services. Lenes has served as an AAUP organizer since 2015 and has been based both in Ohio and in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the AAUP’s staff, he worked as an organizer with faculty at the University of Central Florida and with K–12 teachers in the Florida Education Association.
In his new AAUP position, Lenes will play a lead role in developing and implementing organizing plans for collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining environments, including those in “right-to-work” states. As the AAUP enhances its use of new digital tools for organizing, he will also focus on collecting and analyzing campaign data for strategic planning.