Michele K. Lewis

Associate Professor


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Department: Psychological Sciences
Office Location: Coltrane Hall, Rm. 304
Phone: 336-750-8801
Fax: 336-750-8650
Email:  lewismi@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

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.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Howard University
  • M.S., Howard University
  • B.S., Old Dominion University

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • gender expression and cognitions, identity, LGBT people of African descent; critical history of psychology

  • Selected Publications:

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    BOOKS

    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.   

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    BOOK CHAPTERS    

    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.  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.

    ARTICLES 

    Follins, L., Walker, J. & Lewis, M. K. (in press). Resilience in Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals: A critical review of the literature.  Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health

    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.

    Lewis, M. K. & Lee, A. K. (2009). Critical consciousness in introductory psychology: A historically black university context. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 1, no.1

    Lewis, M. K. (2008). Inviting respect for social justice. Academic Exchange Quarterly, Vol. 12 (2).

    BOOK REVIEWS

    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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035745

      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).

    INSTRUCTORS' MANUAL

    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. 


    Additional Information:

    FALL 2014 COURSES AND OFFICE HOURS

     Teaching

    PSY  3310 DRUGS, ADDICTION, BEHAVIOR

    PSY 4336 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

    OFFICE HOURS, COLTRANE 203

    MWF 10:30-12N00N & OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT

     

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    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

    Alternate, WSSU College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee 

    Alternate, WSSU Faculty Senate

    Serving as chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences effective July 2014

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    Winston-Salem, NC 27110

    Phone: (336) 750-2000



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