Jan Lewis

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs Jan Lewis

Status:On Sabbatical

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, Language Arts, University of Oregon, 1989
  • M.A.T., Lewis & Clark College, 1979
  • B.A., Elementary Education/English, University of Oregon, 1976

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Literacy Education
  • Literacy & Culture
  • Children's and Adolescent Literature


  • Building a Knowledge Base in Reading co-authored with Jane Braunger - 2nd edition (International Reading Association 2005) : View Book
  • Using the Knowledge Base in Reading: Teachers at Work : July 1999 co-authored with Jane Braunger (International Reading Association 1999) : View Book


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.