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About Katherine Lewis

Katherine Lewis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education at Dominican University of California. She serves as the Multiple-Subject Program Chair and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Education Studies and Multiple-Subject programs. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in School Improvement from Texas State University, Katherine was an elementary school teacher in diverse settings (including rural, Title I, International Baccalaureate, and full inclusion/SWIFT schools) for nine years in Texas, Colorado, and Southern California.

Katherine's research centers on the social, political, & historical aspects of schooling and some of her work is published in the Journal of Educational Administration and History, the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, and in the Equity and Higher Education: Theory, Policy, & Praxis book series. Katherine is interested in exploring issues of equity and access, full inclusion, and school culture and climate. Her most recent, award-winning project is focused on amplifying gender diverse voices in K-12 schools and aims to improve gender-inclusive professional development initiatives for educators. She is currently contributing to a book project about student voice research in New Zealand and the United States.

Positions

2018 - Present Director of Multiple Subject Program, Dominican University of California Department of Education
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2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Education
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May 2016 - July 2017 Editorial Assistant, Texas State University - San Marcos ‐ International Journal of Leadership in Education
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August 2014 - July 2017 Doctoral Research Assistant, Texas State University - San Marcos
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2013 - 2014 3 rd Grade Teacher, WISH Charter Elementary ‐ L.A.U.S.D., Los Angeles, CA
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2012 - 2013 Kindergarten Teacher, Animas Valley Elementary
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2005 - 2012 Classroom Teacher (1st , 2nd , and 3rd grades), Red Rock Elementary
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2005 - 2012 Classroom Teacher (1st , 2nd , and 3rd grades), Bastrop Independent School District
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2016 Student Travel and Research (S.T.A.R.) Grant
Texas State University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS)
Present Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Present Member, International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS)
2016 - 2017 Member, Alliance of Texas State, Texas State University
2015 - 2017 Member, Allies of Texas State, Texas State University
2015 - 2017 Member, Transcend-a student organization for transgender and non-binary students, Texas State University
Member, The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
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Honors and Awards

  • Texas State University Doctoral Merit Fellowship, 2014 - 2015
  • Graduate College Scholarship, Texas State University, 2014 - 2015
  • Emerging Scholar Workshop Participant, William L. Boyd National Education Politics Workshop, April 2016
  • Megan Curran Advocacy Award for Outstanding Dedication and Contributions to the LGBTQIA+ Community at Texas State University, May 2016
  • Graduate College Scholarship, Texas State University, 2016 -2017
  • Accelerated Dissertation Completion Stipend Recipient, Texas State University, 2016 -2017
  • David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in K-12 Educational Administration and Policy Participant, April 2017
  • Dissertation of the Year Award, Leadership for Social Justice SIG, American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 2018

Courses

  • Supervised Teaching Seminar (Spring 2019)
  • Teaching for Equity (Fall 2018)
  • Early Literacy
  • Preparation for Supervised Teaching
  • Connections in Education
  • Realities of Teaching Elementary School
  • Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools

Education

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2017 Ph.D., Texas State University ‐ School Improvement
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2005 M.Ed., Southwest Texas State University ‐ Elementary Education
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2002 B.A., Southwest Texas State University ‐ Business Management
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Refereed Journal Articles (2)

Refereed Book Chapters (1)

Online Publications (3)

Scholarly Papers Presented at Professional Meetings (Refereed) (14)

Invited Lectures (6)