Faculty and Staff
Dr. Lewis is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Education (B-8) for the Center for Educator Preparation, School of Education at Colorado State University. She is a Key Adviser for the M.Ed. ECE Teacher + Licensure Program and coaches ECE teacher candidates. Dr. Lewis earned her B.A. in social sciences from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming. She minored in qualitative research methodologies and is a licensed Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.
Her practical teaching experience in an inclusive, transdisciplinary setting affirmed her belief that teaching is a complex and ethical endeavor, and advocates for rigorous and culturally relevant teacher preparation. Dr. Lewis collaborates with a network of infant, toddler, preschool, and K-3 settings across Northern Colorado to provide ECE teacher candidates and in-service teachers opportunities to explore and develop:
Dr. Lewis’ scholarly interests focus on teacher preparation, theory and praxis, and include wider concepts related to equity, social justice, and child development. Central to her research agenda is developing new research methodologies and perspectives of learning to better address the ever-diverse needs and interests of 21st century learners.