Elizabeth Lewis


Elizabeth Lewis

Associate Professor

2009 Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education, Arizona State University
1999 M.S., Education in Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Maine
1997 M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Maine
1991 B.S., Geology, with Honors, Minor in Fine Arts, The College of William & Mary

Professional Highlights

I began my professional life as a geologist and then a high school Earth & space science teacher. As coordinator for the Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program, I enjoy working with preservice science teachers learning how to teach diverse students science. I have an active research program studying teacher learning and mentor graduate students (masters and doctoral) in how to conduct educational research and better understand educational research approaches and designs.

Program Development

  • Doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) in science education
  • Masters programs in science education (with focus on educational research; does not include coursework for teacher certification)
  • Coordinator of the 14-month Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program (includes initial teacher certification)
  • Secondary Science Teacher Education Program (TEP) for undergraduates (for secondary science education majors or dual majors in one science field and education)

Awards, Scholarships & Honors

  • 2016 College Distinguished Teaching Award, Vice Chancellor’s Office for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Arizona State University Alumni Faculty-Preparing Future Faculty 2008-2009 Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2007-2008 Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Research, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 2006-2007 Science Education Program- ASU Graduate School Award for Graduate Student Excellence, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 2003-2004 Distinguished Secondary Educator, Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. Inducted in Spring 2003 upon completion of National Board Certification.
  • 2001-2002 National Board Certification Scholarship, State of Maine
  • 1997-1998 Blaine House Scholar, State of Maine

Teaching

Science Teaching Methods Courses

TEAC 315: Elementary Science Methods
TEAC 451V/851V: Secondary Science Methods I
TEAC 452V/852V: Secondary Science Methods II

Graduate Courses

TEAC 800: Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
TEAC 889: Masters Seminar
TEAC 924J: Equity and Math & Science Education
TEAC 949: Assessment in Math & Science Education
TEAC 995A: Introductory Doctoral (PhD) Seminar
TEAC 995: Doctoral Seminar in Science Education

Publications

Dr. Lewis' publications can be viewed online at the Digital Commons.

Manuscripts in Preparation

* = indicates graduate student

  • *Lucas, L.L., Lewis, E.B., & Shearer, M. (under revision). Supporting representation-rich problem-solving in high school physics.
  • *Harshbarger, D., & Lewis, E.B. (in prep). Exploring preservice elementary teachers’ perceptions of differentiated science instruction. Journal of Science Teacher Education.
  • Lewis, E. B., *Rivero, A., *Lucas, L, *Musson, A., & Helding, B. (in prep). Beginning science teachers’ physical science subject matter knowledge, misconceptions, and degree of inquiry-based teaching. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • Lewis, E.B., *Lucas, L., *Musson, A., & Helding, B.A. (in prep). Validating the BARST-L survey instrument with secondary science teachers. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Manuscripts under Review

  • Lewis, E.B. (under review). Conflict of allegiance: Challenges in transforming science teachers’ identities through professional development. Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

  • Lewis, E.B., Rivero, A., Musson, A., Lucas, L. & Tankersley, A. (accepted proposal 8/15/17). Educating Effective Science Teachers: Preparing and Following Teachers into the Field. In J. Carinci, S. Meyer, and C. Jackson (Eds.), Linking Teacher Preparation Program Design and Implementation to Outcomes for Teachers and Students.
  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D., Bueno Watts, N., and van der Hoeven Kraft, K. (2016, in press). Chapter 1: Science Teachers’ Professional Growth and the Communication in Science Inquiry Project. In Professional Development: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Lewis, E.B. & *Lu, J. (2017). A case of fragmented high school Earth and space science education in the Great Plains: Tracing teacher certification policy to students' access. Journal of Geoscience Education, 65(3), 304-321.
  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., & Helding, B.A. (2015). Science teaching reform through professional development: Teachers’ use of a scientific classroom discourse community model. Science Education, 99(5), 896-931.
  • Lewis, E.B., Dema, O., & Harshbarger, D. (2014). Preparation for practice: Elementary preservice teachers learning and using scientific classroom discourse community instructional strategies. School Science and Mathematics, 114(4), 154-165.
  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Bueno Watts, N. & Lang, M. (2014). A professional learning community activity for science teachers: How to incorporate discourse-rich instructional strategies into science lessons. Science Educator, 23(1), 1-9.
  • Baker, D., Lewis, E., Uysal, S., Purzer, S., Lang, M. & Baker, P. (2011). Using the Communication in Science Inquiry Project professional development model to facilitate learning middle school genetics concepts. Professional Development in Education, 37(3), 453-468.
  • Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J., & Lang, M.G. (2011). Elementary teachers' comprehension of flooding through professional development and use of self-regulation strategies. International Journal of Science Education, 33 (11), 1473-1512.
  • Lewis, E.B. and Baker, D.R. (2010). A call for a new geoscience education research agenda. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(2), 121-129.
  • Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Purzer, S., Watts, N.B., Uysal, S., Wong, S., Beard, R., & Lang, M. (2009). The Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP): A project to enhance scientific literacy through the creation of science classroom discourse communities. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 4(3), 259-274.
  • Lewis, E.B. (2008). Content is not enough: A history of secondary Earth science teacher preparation with recommendations for today. Journal of Geoscience Education, 56 (5), 445-464.
  • Clark, D., Reynolds, S., Lemanowski, V., Stiles, T., Proctor, S., Yasar, S., Lewis, E., Stromfors, C., Corkins, J., (2008). University students’ conceptualization and interpretation of topographic maps. International Journal of Science Education, 30 (3), 377-408.

Test Reviews

  • Lewis, E.B. (2017). Test review of “Science: Thinking with Evidence.” In J.F. Carlson, K.F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 649-652). Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.

Book Reviews

  • Lewis, E.B. (2015). Seeking research-enhanced geoscience outreach that complements subject knowledge with pedagogical expertise. Studies in Science Education, 51(2), 251-256.
  • Lewis, E. (2012). North Pole, South Pole: The epic quest to solve the great mystery of Earth’s magnetism. Science Education, 96 (1), 185–186.

Commentary (Not peer reviewed)

  • Lewis, E.B. (January/February 2017 issue). High school Earth and Space science should be taught by geoscientists. American Geological Institute, Earth, 8-9.

Letters (Not peer reviewed)

  • Lewis, E.B. (Science, 5/25/16). The Importance of Attending to the Disciplinary Expertise of Science Teachers. eLetter in response to “Climate Confusion among U.S. Teachers.” by Plutzer, E., McCaffrey, M.,Hannah, A.L., Rosenau, J., Berbeco, M., and A.H. Reid (2/12/16). http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6274/664.e-letters

Newsletter Contributions

Educational Resources

  • White, C.A., and Lewis, E.B. (1991). Clean ground water for Maine's sake (published ground water educational poster and book cover for Maine school children). Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME.

Technical Reports

  • Lewis, E.B. (July 2010). Self-identified professional development needs in instructional strategies of University of Nebraska-Lincoln science faculty. Internal report for the UNL Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.
  • Baker, D., Beard, R., Bueno-Watts, N., Lewis, E., Özdemir, G., Perkins, G., Uysal, S., Wong-Kavas, S., & Yaşar-Purzer, S.* (2008). Discourse in Inquiry Science Classrooms (DiISC): Reference Manual, Technical Report No. 001. The Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP): Arizona State University. (* Authors listed in alphabetical order)

Grant Dissemination Reports

  • Lewis, E.B., *Lu, J. (2017). A case of fragmented high school Earth and space science education in the Great Plains: Tracing teacher certification policy to students' access. Executive summary report distributed to school districts and teachers who participated in the study as well as the Nebraska Department of Education.
    Read more online at the Digital Commons
  • Lewis, E.B., Augustyn, L., Frederick, A., Garrett, A., *Lucas, L., *Musson, A., and *Rivero, A. (2016). Noyce Science Teacher Master of Arts with emphasis in Science Teaching Program: Meeting Challenges of 21st Century Classrooms. UNL Noyce Track I, Phase I, Final Report. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Note: Authors listed in alphabetical order after PI)
    Read more online at the Digital Commons

Annual Grant Reports

  • Lewis, E.B. (August 2017). Annual Report (Year 2) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase II. Summary of grant and research activities. Role: PI
  • Lewis, E.B. (October 2016). Summative Report (Years 1-6) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase I. Final summary of grant and research activities supporting science teacher education. Role: PI
  • Lewis, E.B. (August 2016). Annual Report (Year 1) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase II. Summary of grant and research activities. Role: PI
  • Lewis, E.B. (July 2015). Annual Report (Year 5) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase I. Summary of grant and research activities supporting teacher education. Role: PI
  • Lewis, E.B. (August 2014). Annual Report (Year 4) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase I. Summary of grant and research activities supporting teacher education. Role: PI
  • Lewis, E.B. . (August 2013). Annual Report (Year 3) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase I. Summary of grant and research activities supporting teacher education. Role: PI
  • Pedersen, J., and Lewis, E.B. (August 2012). Annual Report (Year 2) for National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant, Track I, Phase I. Summary of grant and research activities in conjunction with grant funding. Role: Co-PI

Grants

Funded (Total: $3,117,189 as PI or co-PI)

  • Nebraska Department of Education: Nebraska Partnership TEAMS (Teaching to Enhance Achievement in Mathematics and Science), Wendy Smith (PI), Michelle Homp (co-PI), Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI, lead for secondary science PD), Mindi Searls (co-PI), Leilani Arthurs (co-PI), Lorraine Males (co-PI, lead for secondary math), Amanda Thomas (co-PI, co-lead for elementary STEM, math), Ruth Heaton (co-PI), Julie Thomas (co-PI, co-lead for elementary STEM, science). (Start date: 8/1/16; $1,000,000) An 18-month professional development grant to provide mathematics and science focused institutes at five sites across Nebraska for K-12 math and science teachers.
  • National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant (Track I, Phase II). Elizabeth Lewis (PI), Daniel Claes, David Harwood & Tiffany Heng-Moss. (Start date: 9/15/15: $799,890)
  • Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Nebraska Department of Education: Improving Teacher Quality: Enhancing Nebraska 6-12 Science Teachers’ Knowledge of Earth Science Content, Mindi Searls (PI), Leilani Arthurs, and Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI). (Start Date: 2/3/14; $82,042).
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Office of Research, Layman Seed Program Grant: Moving Beyond Marginalization: Investigating Earth & Space Science Education, Elizabeth Lewis (PI) (Start Date: 6/01/2013; $9,970).
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kelly Fund: Development of Biochemistry Undergraduate Students' Writing and Graduate Students' Teaching Skills, Paul Black (PI), Sue Ellen DuChenne, Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI) (Start Date: 6/01/2013; $24,900).
  • National Science Foundation: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant, Jon Pedersen, Elizabeth Lewis (PI since 9/1/2012, Co-PI from 9/1/10 to 8/31/2012), Dan Claes, Tiffany Heng-Moss (Start date: 9/1/2010; $1,194,387).
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences Seed Grant: Advancing Higher Education Partnerships in Mexico. Edmund Hamann (PI), Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI), Thomas McGowan, Jenelle Reeves, John Raible, Kathy Phillips (Start date: 12/28/2009; $6,000).
  • Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association 2007-2008 Dissertation Grant Competition. Elizabeth Lewis, PI ($1,800).
  • Also Funded: Senior Personnel or Collaborator
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Arts & Sciences: Interdisciplinary Seed Grant for the Center for Environmental Cognition and Education (Start date: 9/1/2012; $10,000). Collaborator with UNL faculty members Leilani Arthurs and Jeffrey Stevens. Served on steering committee; brainstormed mission statement and goals for the center.
  • National Science Foundation: Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Connections Grant, Awarded to UNL. (Start date: 2/1/2014; $799,420). Wendy Smith (PI), (co-PIs William Hunger, Illinois State University, Regina Post, Wittenberg University, and Kim Nguyen, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis). Senior Personnel: Elizabeth Lewis, Jim Lewis, Jon Pedersen, and Steve Swidler. Serving on planning committee to help organize the NSF Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Conference.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers, Posters, & Presentations

2018

  • Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Lucas, L., *Tankersley, A., and Helding, B. (accepted). Beginning Science Teachers' Subject Matter Knowledge, Misconceptions, and Emerging Inquiry-based Teaching Practices. Paperset presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): March 10-13, 2018: Atlanta, Georgia.

2017

  • *Lucas, L., Lewis, E.B. (2017). Modeling Inquiry-oriented Instruction of Beginning Secondary Science Teachers. Presentation at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, August 21-25, 2017: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. *Musson, A., Lewis. E.B. (2017). Identifying purposes and exploring decisions: An investigation of two early career physical science teachers’ use of interactive formative assessment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Des Moines, IA: January 12, 2017.

2016

  • Lewis, E.B., *Lu, J. (2016). A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains. Presentation at the Earth Educators Rendezvous 2016 Conference, Madison, Wisconsin: July 18, 2016.
  • Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Musson, A., *Lu, J., *Lucas, L. (2016). Building Exemplary Teaching Practices: Following the Paths of New Science Teachers. Paperset presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 14-17, 2016: Baltimore, MD.
  • Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Musson, A., *Lu, J., and Lucas, L. (2016). Building Exemplary Teaching Practices: Following the Paths of New Science Teachers. Paperset presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 14-17, 2016: Baltimore, MD.

2015

  • Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Musson, A., *Lu, J., and *Lucas, L. (2015). Enacted Teaching Practices of Induction-level Science Teachers. Poster presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 29-30, 2015: Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Lewis, E.B., *Lu, J., and *Van Alstine, M. (2015). A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 11-14, 2015: Chicago, IL.
  • *Lucas, L., Shearer, M., and Lewis, E.B. (2015). Supporting Representation-rich Problem-solving in High School Physics. Presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 11-14, 2015: Chicago, IL.
  • *Musson, A., Lewis, E.B., and *Lu, J. (2015). Exploring Beginning Physical Science Teachers' Use of Inquiry-oriented Discourse Practices. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland, OR: January 7-10, 2015.

2014

  • Lewis, E.B., Musson, A., Lu, J., Rivero, A., and McCarty, R. (2014). Evaluating a Graduate-level Science Teacher Education Program. Presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences: April 11, 2014: Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Lu, J. (2014). Educating Highly-qualified Science Teachers: Challenges and Perspectives. Paperset presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): March 30-April 2, 2014: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Lewis, E.B., McCarty, R., Musson, A. (2014). Evaluating a Graduate-level Science Teacher Education Program. Presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 15-18, 2014: San Antonio, Texas.
  • Musson, A. and Lewis, E.B. (2014). From apprenticeship toward mastery: First-year teachers’ reflections on key student teaching experiences and how they shaped their beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 15-18, 2014: San Antonio, Texas.

2013

  • Musson, A., and Lewis, E.B. (2013). Testing for Misconceptions: Using Formative Assessment to Teach Core Science Concepts. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science. Fremont, Nebraska, September 29, 2013.
  • Lewis, E.B. and Musson, A. (2013). Science Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs, and Enacted Curricular Practices from Pre-Teacher Education Program to First-Year Teaching. Presentation at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, September 3-7, 2013: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Pedersen, J.E. (2013). Growing Science Teachers: From Content to Pedagogy. Presentation at the 2013 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 10-12, 2013: Charleston, South Carolina.

2012

  • Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Pedersen, J.E. (2012). The Master of Arts in Science Teaching (MAst) Program: Growing Highly-qualified Science Teachers. Poster presented at the 2012 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 4-5, 2012: Indianapolis, IN.

2011

  • Pedersen, J., Lewis, E.B., Heng-Moss, T., & Claes, D. (2011). A New 14-month Masters of Arts in Science Teaching (MAst) Degree at the University of Nebraska: Future Science Teachers Supported by the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, July 6-8, 2011: Washington, DC.
  • Lewis, E.B. (2011). Secondary Science Teachers’ Translation of Professional Development through Affinity- and Institution-identity. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Orlando, FL.
  • Lewis, E.B., & Dema, O. (2011). Preparation to Practice: Perspectives of Elementary Teachers Learning and Using Scientific Classroom Discourse Community Instructional Strategies. Presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Minneapolis, MN.

2010

  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Helding, B.A., Lang, M. (2010). Modeling Teacher Professional Development and Classroom Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Building Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lewis, E.B., Beard, R., Perkins, G., Bueno Watts, N., Baker, D. (2010). NARST Session: Creating Scientific Discourse Communities in Your Classroom. Presentation nominated to represent NARST and presented at the annual national meeting of the National Association for Science Teachers: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno-Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J. (2010). In Professional Development: Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Flooding through Dual Lenses of Conceptual Change and Self-regulated Learning. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Sacramento, CA.

2009

  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Lang, M., Helding, B.A. (2009). Using HLM to Analyze On-going Teacher Professional Development and Implementation of Scientific Classroom Discourse Community Strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Garden Grove, CA.
  • Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno-Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J., Lang, M.G. (2009). Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Flooding Before and After Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.
  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.B., Lang, M., Yasar-Purzer, S., Uysal, S., Beard, R., Bueno-Watts, N. (2009). Learning About and Implementing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities: An Overview of Research on the Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Hartford, CT.

2008

  • Lewis, E.B., Uysal, S., Yasar-Puzer, S., Baker, D. (2008). The Communication in Science Inquiry Project: Teacher Learning of Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Presentation nominated to represent NARST and presented at the annual regional meeting of the National Association for Science Teachers: Charlotte, NC.
  • Lewis, E.B. (2008). Refocusing the Revolution: A New Research Agenda for Geoscience Education. Conference presentation at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America: Houston, TX.
  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Yasar, S., Lang, M. (2008). Measuring Short-Term Teacher Learning of Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.
  • Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Uysal, S., Yasar, S., Lang, M., Baker, P. (2008). Using the Communication in Science Inquiry Model to Facilitate Learning Biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.
  • Yasar-Purzer, S., Uysal, S., Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Lang, M. (2008). Teachers’ Progress toward a Modernist View of Nature of Science Communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.
  • Uysal, S., Yasar, S., Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Lang, M. (2008). The Development of Teacher Goals and Roles in Implementing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.
  • Lewis, E.B. (2008). How to Rebuild Geoscience Departments and Fuel the Revolution in Earth & Space Science Education. Conference presentation at the annual meeting of the Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Sections of the Geological Society of America: Las Vegas, Nevada.

2007

  • Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Yasar, S., Uysal, S. (2007). Perceptions of Secondary and Post-Secondary Interdisciplinary Faculty on CISIP Professional Development: A Teacher Learning Community Designing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.
  • Ozdemir, G., Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R. (2007). Development and Validity of the CISIP Classroom Observation Instrument (COI). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.
  • Uysal, S., Perkins, G., Lewis, E.B. (2007). The Dynamics of Different Group Composition on Interdisciplinary Lesson Development during a Summer Workshop. Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.

2002

  • Lewis, E.B. (2002). Geoscience Education Resources. K-12 workshop, Maine Science Teachers’ Association Annual Fall Conference, Lewiston, Maine, October 11, 2002.

1997

  • Lewis, E.B. (1997). Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Glaciolacustrine and Modern Songo River Delta Complex, Sebago Lake State Park, Maine. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeast Regional Meeting: Valley Forge, PA.
  • Lewis, E.B. (1997). Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Glaciolacustrine and Modern Songo River Delta Complex, Sebago Lake State Park, Maine. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Maine Geological Society, University of Maine, Farmington: Farmington, ME.

Invited Talks, Showcases & Workshops

  • Presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, November 9, 2017. Title: Beginning science teachers' subject matter knowledge, misconceptions, and emerging inquiry-based teaching practices. Lewis, E.B., Rivero, A., Lyrica, L., Tankersley, A., & Helding, B.
  • NATM/NATS 2017 Math/Science Teachers Circles. Invited presenter, Title: Science Teacher Circles: Improving Student Discourse and Scientific Practices in Our Lessons. Lewis, E.B. September 8, 2017, Kearney, Nebraska.
  • Invited presentation to the Nebraska Geological Society’s Spring Meeting, April 20, 2017. Title: Mapping the Unconformity in Nebraska Earth Science Education. Lewis, E.B. Approved for one hour of continuing education credits under the NDHHS Water Well Standards.
  • Presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Feb. 18, 2016. Title: A Case of High School Earth and Space Science in the Great Plains. Lewis, E.B. & Lu, J.
  • Title: How to Improve Inquiry and Discourse in Science Lessons. Workshop at the 2015 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 29-30, 2015: Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Professional Development Session, “Getting Promotion and Tenure at an R1.” UNL Preparing Future Faculty Program, May 22, 2015. Invited session discussant (one of six professional development sessions).
  • Teacher professional development workshop session at Nebraska ESU 4, Nov. 19, 2014. Title: Infusing Science Lessons with Discourse-rich Instructional Strategies. Invited speaker.
  • Presentation given to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Oct. 17, 2013. Title: Educating Highly-qualified Science Teachers. Lewis, E.B., Musson, A., & Lu, J.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Winter Interim Workshop, Teaching and Learning Goals, January 4. 2013. Invited speaker; provided a 2-hour workshop on Setting Learning Goals and Using Assessment.
  • Poster (Lewis, Musson, and Pedersen) from NSF Noyce 2012 Midwest Regional conference presented at the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education & Human Sciences Research Conference, Faculty Showcase, November 2, 2012.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Seminar Series, March 12, 2012. Invited speaker; provided a lunchtime interactive talk on assessment.
  • Facilitated Roundtable for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, March 6, 2012. Topic: Conducting Educational Research with Secondary Science Teachers.
  • Presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Nov. 29, 2011. Title: Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Flooding Before and After Professional Development.

Panels

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communications Class-sponsored Panel, April 16, 2015: “Pass/Fail: Is Standardized Testing Right for Nebraska?” Served on panel with state senator and local high school art teacher.
  • Nebraska Math and Science Summit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. December 8, 2014. Session panelist on “Educating the Next Generation of Math and Science Teachers.”
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education & Human Sciences Student Research Conference. November 3, 2012. Served on faculty panel: “Making the Transition from Student to Scholar.”
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Systems Thinking Conference, January 7, 2011. Served on faculty panel to provide examples of systems thinking.
  • Arizona State University, Preparing Future Faculty Program, New Faculty Panel, Oct. 29, 2010.

Areas of Expertise:

    Science education
    Teacher education
    Teacher professional development
    Geoscience education
    Equity
    Formative assessment

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2007-2008, Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Research, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University2006-2007, Science Education Program-Graduate School Award for Graduate Student Excellence, Arizona State University2003-2004, Distinguished Secondary Educator, Massachusetts Department of Education2003, Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education2001-2002, National Board Certification Grant Recipient, State of Maine1997-1998, Blaine House Scholar (Preservice teacher scholarship), State of Maine
Experience
2010 to present, Secondary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2011 to present, Faculty Advisor, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009 to present, Graduate Faculty Committee, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2013, Event organizer and sponsorship coordinator, College of Education & Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012, Winter Intersession Workshop, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Advisory Board to the Chair, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Curriculum Committee, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-2012, Elementary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-2011, Science Education Advisory Board Member, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Memberships
American Educational Research AssociationNational Association for Research on Science TeachingNational Earth Science Teachers AssociationNational Association of Geoscience TeachersNational Science Teachers AssociationGeological Society of America