Dr. Jamie B. Lewis

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

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Dr. Lewis is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). From 1997 to 1998, Lewis was the project manager of the Pinon Preparation Program, a teacher education program located on the Navajo reservation. Prior to joining the GGC faculty, she was the director of student services in the College of Education at the University of Georgia from 2003-2010.

Lewis is a social foundations scholar interested in the impact of power and privilege on educational practices and policies, as well as in the examination of the socio-cultural contexts of education. Her teaching philosophy is based on the belief that reflective practice, critical thinking skills and engagement in experiential education assist students in developing a desire to become life-long learners.

Lewis is a qualitative methodologist and has been involved in several qualitative evaluations and workshops in qualitative research methods. She was a co-author of Learning to Interview in the Social Sciences (with Roulston and deMarrais), which has been acknowledged as the most cited article in Qualitative Inquiry (2003), one of the top-tier journals in qualitative research. Her published articles include Legal Challenges to Segregated Education in Topeka, Kansas, 1903-1941 in Educational Studies (2005) commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan.


  • Doctorate – social foundations of education – University of Georgia
  • Doctorate – jurisprudence – University of Tennessee
  • Master's – curriculum and instruction, urban multicultural education – University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor's – political science – Hollins College

Academic Interests

  • Urban teacher education
  • Social justice
  • Legal history
  • Qualitative methodology