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Andrea Lewis

November 2020

Andrea LewisAndrea Lewis, Ph.D., C’96, earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Georgia State University after graduating summa cum laude from Spelman.

Her professional experiences include elementary school teacher, public and private school administrator, and college faculty. As associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at Spelman, Lewis’s efforts revolve around her passion for preparing future educators. She organized Spelman’s first faculty-led trip to Havana, Cuba, in December 2015 to examine the intersection of history, economics and politics on the country’s education system. Subsequent trips were sponsored in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Lewis has written book chapters and articles in various books and journals centered on teacher education. She also is the author of three books: Valerie’s New Friends; Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education (co-authored); and Preservice Teachers, Social Class, and Race in Urban Schools: Experiences and Strategies for Teacher Preparation. 

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