Karin   A.  Lewis

Assistant Professor  

Office: BMAIN 1.504A
Phone: (956) 882-5704
Email: karin.lewis@utrgv.edu

Dr. Karin A. Lewis

Dr. Lewis earned her BA from Cornell University, MS (Human Development & Education) from the University of Rochester, and PhD in Educational & Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Positive psychology, resiliency, self-efficacy, identity, self-development
    • Attitudes, beliefs, experiences with difference, diversity, and issues of equity
    • Equity, social justice, sociocultural experiences and learning
    • Experiences with challenges, change, adult learning and development
    • Perceptions of, beliefs, and decisions about bi/polylingualism & biliteracy
  • Education

    • PhD, Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2010
    • MS, Human Development and Education, University of Rochester, 1992
    • BA, English, Cornell University, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    EDCI 8380 08 - Dissertation:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 8690 09 - Dissertation:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDUC 3302 12 - Stud Dev & Lrng:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 3331 15 - Human Develop & Stud Learning:
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    Course Evaluations
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    EDCI 3331 16 - Human Develop & Stud Learning:
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    Course Evaluations
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Selected Publications


  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, and Vejoya Viren. "Embracing complexities, contradictions and plurality: Three voices from a Hispanic-Serving Institution at the frontera.," Curriculum and Pedagogy Group 10th Edited Collection. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing , no. 10 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2018.

  • Karin Lewis. "A Digital Immigrant Venture into Teaching Online: An Autoethnographic Account of a Classroom Teacher Transformed," Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The Qualitative Report 23, no. 7 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018): 1752-1772.

  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto and Karin Lewis. "Teaching and Learning Department Newsletter," 1, no. 2 May 2018: 6.

  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto and Karin Lewis. "Teaching and Learning Department Newsletter," 1, no. 1 February 2018.

  • Karin Lewis and Jacqueline Koonce. "Outsider Transplants at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI): Teacher Educators Enacting an Ethic of Care," Texas Association of Teacher Educators 7, (November 2017): 99-106.

  • Eric Weber and Karin Lewis. "Fear and the Unknown: Harrowing Experiences of LGBTQ Students in Higher Education," in VOL 7, A Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Campus, Post-PULSE in Peter Lang series, Equity in Higher Education Theory, Policy, and Praxis.. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 7, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017.

  • Karin Lewis. "Service-Learning in an educator preparation program: Impact on pre-service educators’ epistemological beliefs about difference and diversity," International Academy of Technology, Education, and Development, ICERI 2015 conference proceedings, November 2015: 3297-3306.

  • Jane Jensen and Karin Lewis. "Homo academicus at play: An Ethnographic Study of Becoming College Men in a First Year Residence Hall. ," College Students’ Experiences of Power and Marginality: Sharing Spaces and Negotiating Differences . New York, NY: Routledge, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015: 136-151.

  • Karin Lewis. "Growing Pains," Brownsville, TX: University of Texas Brownsville Center for Teaching and Learning, September 2014.

  • Karin Lewis. "Scoring student’s written assignments: Do they even read my remarks? ," Brownsville, TX: University of Texas Brownsville Center for Teaching and Learning, February 2014.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Karin Lewis. GRA , Grad College, $10,000.00 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb. C. Bascom Slemp Endowed Chair in Education, UTRGV, $63,000.00 (August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2019)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb. GRA, CEP, $10,000.00 (September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018)

  • Karin Lewis. Special Interest Research Group: Cultivating an Ethic of Care at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)-Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative, College of Education & P-16 Integration, $1,250.00 (January 2017 - May 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, and Vejoya Viren. "Celebrating disparate experiences on the USA-Mexican frontera: Three colleagues at a Hispanic Serving Institution," 2018 World Curriculum Studies Conference Melbourne, International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS), Melbourne, Australia (December 2018)

  • Hsuying Ward, Rodriguez Ignacio, leticia bedolla, Susanna Pereles, Melanie Peralez, and Citlali Gonzales. "Transforming Parent-Practitioner Collaboration through Mixed-Reality Intervention," DEC 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs, Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL (October 2018)

  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Karin Lewis, and Vejoya Viren. "Permeable Borders. Contradictions, incongruent experiences, and collaborations at the USA-Mexico Border . ," 19th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Curriculum & Pedagogy Group, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Accepted on Aug. 9, 2018. To Present in January 2019. Third Space, Language, and Culture," 16th International Symposium on Social Communication , Centre for Applied Linguistics: Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (August 2018)

  • Karin Lewis. "Nuanced, Layered Challenges and Innovative Practices of a Teacher Educator: Preparing Future Teachers for the Rapidly Changing Field of Education in an Increasingly Diverse, Digital World," 2018 TxATE Summer Conference, Texas Association of Teacher Educators, Austin, TX (June 2018)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Presented in April 2018. Latino/a youth: Language and literacy possibilities amid monoglossia," AERA, New York, NY (April 2018)

  • Jaime Garcia and Karin Lewis. "Educational Activism: Providing Services to Children in South Texas and Oaxaca de Juarez," NACCS XLV The Queer Turn, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), Minneapolis, MN (April 2018)

  • Karin Lewis. "“Self-Coaching and Self-Care for Adult Learning and Faculty Well-being: Enhancing Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Practices in Academy," Teaching Excellence Symposium, Center for Teaching Excellence, Edinburg, TX (February 2018)

  • Karin Lewis. "Self-Coaching and Self-Care for Adult Learning and Faculty Well-being: Enhancing Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Practices in Academy," UTRGV Teaching Excellence Symposium , Center for Teaching Excellence, Edinburg, TX (February 2018)

  • Karin Lewis and Joan Reed. "Applying Active Learning Methods to facilitate engaged learning," Faculty Professional Development Workshop, Center for Teaching Excellence, Brownsville (November 2017)

Current Courses

EDCI 8380 08 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 8690 09 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDUC 3302 12 - Stud Dev & Lrng:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 3331 15 - Human Develop & Stud Learning:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 3331 16 - Human Develop & Stud Learning:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses