Katie Lewis, PhD

Katherine Lewis headshot

Associate Professor and Director of Multiple Subject Credential Program, Faculty Development Director, La Vida Dominican Postbaccalaureate Director of Professional Development

Education Academic Affairs

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Prior to her current position as associate professor (Teacher Education, undergraduate and graduate level), Katie was an elementary school teacher for nine years in Texas, California, and Colorado. She has experience working with grades Pre-K through 3rd across diverse school settings, including a rural Title I campus, an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, and a SWIFT model charter school for full inclusion. 

Katie received a PhD in school improvement and her award-winning project (Dissertation of the Year, American Educational Research Association's Leadership for Social Justice SIG) focused on gender diverse voices in K-12 schools. 

Pronouns: She/Her


Texas State University, PhD, School Improvement

Texas State University, MEd, Elementary Education

Southwest Texas State University, BBA, Management

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Dominican University of California, 2023
  • Dissertation of the Year Award, Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2018
  • Megan Curran Advocacy Award for Outstanding Dedication and Contributions to the LGBTQIA+ Community at Texas State University, 2016
  • Selected Emerging Scholar, William L. Boyd National Education Politics Workshop, American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2016 

Contact Information

Office Hours

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