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

    • Personal Epistemology and Transformative Learning
    • Perceptions, Beliefs, and Decisions About Bilingualism & Biliteracy
    • Perceptions of and Experiences with Transition and Change
    • Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions About Difference and Diversity
    • Positive Psychology, Resiliency, Self-efficacy
  • 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:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COUN 6304 01 - Human Growth & Development:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 8338 90L - Sp Top: Writing for Inquiry:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 8690 08 - Dissertation:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • 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 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018).

  • 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.

  • Karin Lewis and Jane Jensen. "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.

  • Karin Lewis and Eric Weber. "Giving a Stronger Voice to Marginalized Students in Higher Education: Insights for Creating Affirming Campuses," AERA Open .

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Submitted: Latino/a youth: Language and literacy possibilities," Bilingual Research Journal .

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Submitted: Latino children: Changed language perspectives, experiences, and skills in Third Space," .

  • Karin Lewis. "A Digital Immigrant Ventures into Teaching Online: An Autoethnographic Account of a Classroom Teacher Transformed," Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The Qualitative Report .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Kathy Bussert-Webb. GRA, CEP, $10,000.00 (September 1, 2017 - May 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


  • Kathy Bussert-Webb, Karin Lewis, and Hannah Masso. "Accepted. Latino children’s push and pull of Spanish literacy and translanguaging," The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, TX (October 2017)

  • Janine Schall, Patricia McHatton, Eugenio Saenz, Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jennifer Esquierdo, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Leticia Deleon, Karin Lewis, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 1," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Leticia Deleon, Jennifer Esquierdo, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Karin Lewis, Patricia McHatton, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, Eugenio Saenz, Janine Schall, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 2," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Hsuying Ward and Karin Lewis. "Assessing Practitioners' Perceptions of Family-Centered Practice," DEC 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs, Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Portland, OR (October 2017)

  • Karin Lewis and Hsuying Ward. "Accepted: Border SPICES (Special Interventionists, Childcare & Education Services): Creating Communities of Practice," DEC 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs, Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Portland, OR (October 2017)

  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jacqueline Koonce, and Vejoya Viren. "Accepted: Cultivating and Ethic of Care at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI): Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative," Simposio InterAmericano De Etnografia Y Educacion, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (September 2017)

  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jacqueline Koonce, and Vejoya Viren. "Accepted: Cultivating and Ethic of Care at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI): Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative," Simposio InterAmericano De Etnografia Y Educacion, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (September 2017)

  • Karin Lewis. "Applying Positive Discipline in Home and Structured Learning Centers," Texas Rising Star Child Care Conference 2017, Workforce Solutions Cameron, South Padre Island, TX (September 2017)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Submitted. Latino/a youth: Language and literacy possibilities amid monoglossia," AERA, New York, NY (July 2017)

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Submitted. Third Space, informal teachers, and Latino children’s 21st Century languaging ," AERA, New York, NY (July 2017)

Current Courses

EDCI 8380 08 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COUN 6304 01 - Human Growth & Development:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 8338 90L - Sp Top: Writing for Inquiry:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 8690 08 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

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