Michele K. Lewis
Michele K. Lewis, Ph.D. has been a member of the WSSU faculty since the Fall of 2007. During her graduate studies, she was trained as a biopsychologist. Currently she writes, researches, and teaches in psychology with attention to liberation psychologies, and advocates for the application of psychology to serve public interests. She uses intersectional, interdisciplinary, and cultural approaches to understand human thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
Research and Project Interests:
Lewis, M. K. & Isiah Marshall Jr. (2012). LGBT Psychology: Research perspectives and people of African descent. New York: Springer.
Lewis, M. K. (2002). Multicultural health psychology: Special topics acknowledging diversity. New York: Allyn and Bacon.
Lewis, M. K. (in press). Heterosexual masculinity, the self, and social needs: The homicidal hazing of Robert Champion. In S. C. Howard (Ed.). Critical Articulations of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (pp. 199-214). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Howard, S. C. & Lewis, M. K. (2011). African American Lesbians Watching "The L Word": Audience Research. In T. G. Morrison, M. A. Morrison, M. A. Carrigan, & D. T. McDermott (Eds.) Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium (pp. 107-126). Haupagge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Follins, L., Walker, J. & Lewis, M. K. (2014). Resilience in Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals: A critical review of the literature. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 18(2), 190-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2013.828343
Case, K. A. & Lewis, M. K. (2012). Teaching intersectional LGBT psychology: Reflections from historically Black and Hispanic serving universities. Psychology and Sexuality, 3, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2012.700030
Lewis, M. K. (2011). Sensitivities: Emotion work and resulting personal effects in researching black lesbians. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Special Issue: Lesbians of African Descent: Contemporary Perspectives, 15, 31-39. doi: 10.1080/10894160.2010.508406
Lewis, M. K. & Lee, A. K. (2009). Critical consciousness in introductory psychology: A historically black university context. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 1 (1), 50-60. http://www.pedagogyandhumanscience.org/files/Lewis_and_Lee_Critical_Consciousness2.pdf
Lewis, M. K. (2008). Inviting respect for social justice. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12 (2).
Lewis, M. K. (2014). Liberatory practices amid lingering oppression. [Review of the book Butch queens up in pumps: Gender, performance, and ballroom culture in Detroit]. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(11) Article 9.
Lewis, M. K. (2007). Where it stands: Health and sexual minorities. [Review of the book The health of sexual minorities: Public health perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations]. PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 52 (44).
Lewis, M. K. (2007). Instructor’s Manual with Tests, History of Psychology: globalization, ideas, and applications 1e, Lawson, R. B., Graham, J. E. & Baker, K. M. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
FALL 2014 COURSES AND OFFICE HOURS
PSY 3310 DRUGS, ADDICTION, BEHAVIOR (6pm-7:15pm, TR)
PSY 4336 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (11am-12:15pm, TR)
OFFICE HOURS, COLTRANE 203 MWF 9am-3pm or by appointment
Member, Association of Psychological Science
Member, National Women's Studies Association
Member, American Psychological Association
Division 2 Teaching of Psychology (APA)
Division 44 LGBT Society (APA)
Member, WSSU International Programs Committee
Co-Advisor to Psychology Club
Serving as chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences effective August 2014