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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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 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.

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Under review for Jan. 2019 Cuba conference: Third Space, Language, and Culture ," Santiago de Cuba: SIXTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, Center for Applied Linguistics. , .

  • 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 , .

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb, Hannah Masso, and Karin Lewis. "Accepted in April 2018 in TQR. Latino Children’s Push and Pull of Spanish Literacy and Translanguaging ," The Qualitative Report, Nova Southeastern University .

  • Kathy Bussert-Webb and Karin Lewis. "Under review in Canadian journal. Mexican Heritage Youth: Language and Literacy Possibilities," Alberta, Canada: Language & Literacy, peer-reviewed journal of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) .



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


  • 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)

  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, and Vejoya Viren. "(Proposal) Permeable Borders Context and Environment Panel -Contradictions, incongruent experiences, and collaborations at the USA-Mexico Border: Searching for Understanding," Permeable Borders: Third International Conference of Border Studies, UTRGV, Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Universidad de Sevilla, and University of Texas at Aus n, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas Matamoros & Edinburg campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (October 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)

  • 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)

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

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