Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Lewis

Associate Professor of Education (2008)

Contact Information


57 S College St


Her research focuses on new and multiple literacies; multimodality in secondary education; and the literacy development and instruction of adolescent English language learners. Currently, her teaching interests include incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy in instruction, addressing diverse student needs in teacher education, and integrating literacy instruction across secondary content areas.


  • B.A., Syracuse University, 1993
  • M.S., 1996
  • Ph.D., 2008

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

EDUC 352 Issues/Trends in Teaching Engl
Permission of Instructor Required.

EDUC 461 Student Teaching
Permission of Instructor Required.

EDUC 462 Student Teaching
Permission of Instructor Required.

Spring 2015

EDST 120 Contemp Iss in Amer Education
An examination of current policies, practices, and problems in the landscape of American education with particular attention to the perspectives of various stakeholders (e.g. teachers, students, families, community leaders, employers, and elected officials). U.S. diversity with respect to race, class, gender, language, and exceptionality is considered within a variety of educational contexts. The course also examines the ways in which educational issues and reform efforts intersect with social, economic, political, and cultural forces. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and the U.S. Diversity requirement.

EDST 140 Educational Psychology
An examination of physical, cognitive, and psychological developmental theories and research as well as theories of learning. The course includes theoretical perspectives on: age-stage characteristics, exceptionality, achievement versus aptitude, as well as how developmental, sociocultural, and motivational factors influence student learning in classroom contexts.This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement.