Department ofEducation

Jan Lewis

Jan Lewis

Associate Provost for Curriculum

253.535.7283 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphases

Literacy Education

Literacy & Culture

Children's and Adolescent Literature

Education
Degrees

PhD in Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, Language Arts, University of Oregon, 1989

MAT, Lewis & Clark College, 1979

BA in Elementary Education/English, University of Oregon, 1976

Personal
Biography
Dr. Jan Lewis came to PLU in 1989. Her areas of interest include best practices in reading and writing instruction, children's and adolescent literature, and the anthropological considerations of the roles and applications of language and literacy. She has taught a wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the co-author, with Dr. Jane Braunger, of Building a Knowledge Base in Reading (1997, 2005). In 2008, Dr. Lewis was appointed to the position of Associate Provost for Curriculum.