Faculty profile: Maria Lewis

June 15, 2021

Name: Maria M. Lewis

Title: Assistant Professor of Education (Educational Leadership)

Department: Education Policy Studies

Phone: 814-865-2966

Email: mml25@psu.edu

Office address: 204G Rackley Building

Directory entry: https://ed.psu.edu/directory/dr-maria-m-lewis

Lewis conducts research that draws from her background in law and education, particularly as it relates to equity and diversity. More specifically, her research employs multi-methodological research methods to explore the ways in which laws and policies hinder or support the achievement of equity in an educational context. Her dissertation examined the implementation of a provision of federal special education law that concerns student discipline. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, Lewis served as a school administration consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, where she was responsible for special education procedural compliance and complaint investigations. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago and a juris doctor and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

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Last Updated July 07, 2021