Mark A. Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Teacher Education Department
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
4501 North Charles Street
Beatty Hall 121-8
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
410-617-5277
malewis2@loyola.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, Curriculum & Instruction – Literacy Studies
M.A. Northern Arizona University, English Studies
M.Ed. Northern Arizona University, Secondary Education
B.A. Christian Brothers University, English

Bio

Mark Lewis has research interests in evocative and imaginative frameworks for reading and telling stories both in and out of secondary language arts classrooms. He also examines critical and sociocultural conceptions of adolescence and young adult literature, and how these conceptions influence secondary language arts pedagogy. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Loyola’s literacy education program, and previously taught middle school language arts and English as a second language in Arizona.

Recent Publications

Publications – Peer-Reviewed

Lewis, M. A., Petrone, R., & Sarigianides, S. T. (in press). Acting adolescent?: Critical examinations of the youth adult binary in Feed and Looking for Alaska. The ALAN Review.

Petrone, R., Sarigianides, S. T., & Lewis, M. A. (in press). The Youth Lens: Analyzing adolescence/ts in literary texts. Journal of Literacy Research.

Sarigianides, S. T., Lewis, M. A., & Petrone, R. (2015). How re-thinking adolescence helps re-imagine the teaching of English. English Journal, 104(3), 13-18.

Lewis, M. A. (2014). Co-characters in an immigration story: Sixth grade students’ narrative interpretations of literature and life. Middle Grades Research Journal, 9(1), 19-34.

Lewis, M. A., & Durand, E. S. (2014). Sexuality as risk and resistance in young adult literature. In C. Hill (Ed.), The critical merits of young adult literature: Coming of age (pp. 38-54). New York, NY: Routledge.

Petrone, R., & Lewis, M.A. (2012). Deficits, therapists, and a desire to distance: Secondary English preservice teachers’ reasoning about their future students. English Education, 44, 254-287.

Lewis, M. A., & Petrone, R. (2010). Although adolescence need not be violent…”: Pre-service teachers’ connections between “adolescence” and literacy curriculum. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53, 398-407.

Publications – Invited Writing

Lewis, M. A. (2014). Questioning governmental surveillance: The enduring political commentary of Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese. First Opinions, Second Reactions, 7(1), 10-12.

Editorships

Sarigianides, S. T., Lewis, M. A., & Petrone, R. (Eds.). (2015). Re-thinking "adolescence" to re-imagine English [Special issue]. English Journal, 104(3).

Recent Presentations

Lewis, M. A. (2014, December). Youth conflicts with/in urban environments: Driving messages of “escapism” in YAL. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Marco Island, FL.

Lewis, M. A., & Zisselsberger, M. (2014, December). Unsanctioned cultural repertoires: Bilingual students in a book club discussion. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Marco Island, FL.

Lewis, M. A. (2014, November). Portrayals of urban youth and space in young adult literature. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Lewis, M. A. (2014, June). Teaching young adult literature through a Youth Lens. Paper presented at the LSU Young Adult Literature Conference & Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA.

Lewis, M. A., & Durand, E. S. (2014, April). Risk or resistance? Troubling representations of sexuality in young adult literature. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Hersi, A. A., Horan, D. A., & Lewis, M. A. (2013, November). Building a community of practice: Transforming English language arts instruction for English language learners. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Lewis, M. A. (2013, November). Re-thinking youth within English education. In M. A. Lewis (Chair), Implementing a youth lens to move beyond dominant discourses of adolescence in English education. Symposium conducted at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Lewis, M. A., Sarigianides, S. T., & Petrone, R. (2013, November). Who is the adolescent in young adult literature?: Guiding teachers and students to critically examine representations of youth in YAL. In K. B. Bull (Chair), Innovative literature instruction: Re-inventing pedagogy to foster curricular exploration. Symposium conducted at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Sarigianides, S. T., Lewis, M. A., Petrone, R. (2013, July). Critiquing representations of adolescents/ce in literary and cultural texts: Employing a youth lens to re-imagine English education. Paper presented at the Summer Conference on English Education, Fort Collins, CO.

Petrone, R., Lewis, M. A., & Sarigianides, S. T. (2013, April). Toward a youth literary criticism: Examining portrayals of youth and adolescence in young adult literature. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Lewis, M. A. (2012, November). Diverse realities of urban adolescents: Critiquing (mis)representations in young adult literature. In K. B. Bull (Chair), Differentiate, motivate, connect: Engaging urban youth with meaningful literacy. Symposium conducted at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Petrone, R., & Lewis, M. A. (2012, April). Locating the links between pre-service teachers’ commonsensical ideas about adolescence and their thinking about teaching. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Lewis, M. A. (2011, November). Embracing the role of a co-character: Expanding literary competence through personal-storytelling. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Lewis, M. A. (2011, February). The affective dimensions of telling stories of immigration. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Assembly of Research Midwinter Conference, Madison, WI. 

Professional Associations

National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on English Education
American Educational Research Association
Literary Research Association