Mark A. Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literacy Education
MAT Program Director
Beatty Hall 121-8
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

Biography 

Mark Lewis has over 20 publications examining and critiquing representations of adolescence and youth in young adult and adult literature, defining the multifaceted literary competence of secondary students, and identifying effective ways to support linguistically diverse learners. In addition to multiple book chapters, his scholarship can be found in English Education, The ALAN Review, Middle Grades Research Journal, Study & Scrutiny, and Journal of Literacy Research. He is also a co-author of Rethinking the “Adolescent” in Adolescent Literacy (NCTE Press). Prior to coming to Loyola, he taught middle school English and English as a second language in Arizona, and worked with American Indian high school students in Colorado.

Recent Publications

Lewis, M. A. (2018). Supporting media-savvy youth-activists: The case of Marcus Yallow. In C. Z. Goering, & P. L. Thomas (Eds.), Critical media literacy and fake news in post-truth America (pp. 127-139). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Sense. 

Lewis, M. A., & Rodesiler, L. (2018). Between being and becoming: The adolescent-athlete in young adult fiction. In I. P. Renga, & C. Benedetti, (Eds.), Sports and K-12 education: Insights for teachers, coaches, and school leaders (pp. 135-150). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Renga, I. P., & Lewis, M. A. (2018). Wisdom, mystery, and dangerous knowledge: Exploring depictions of the archetypal sage in young adult literature. Study & Scrutiny: Research in Young Adult Literature, 3(1), 25-50. 

Sarigianides, S. T., Petrone, R., & Lewis, M. A. (2017). Rethinking the “adolescent” in adolescent literacy. Urbana, IL: NCTE. 

Hersi, A. A., Horan, D., & Lewis, M. A. (2016). Redefining “community” through collaboration and co-teaching: A case study of an ESOL specialist, a literacy specialist, and a fifth-grade teacher. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 22, 927-946.  

Lewis, M. A. (2016). Mapping the emotional lives of characters: Competition and romance in The Scorpio Races. In A. Brown, & L. Rodesiler, (Eds.), Developing contemporary literacies through sports: A guide for the English classroom (pp. 17-22). Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Lewis, M. A. (2016). Illustrating youth: A critical examination of the artful depictions of adolescent characters in comics. In C. Hill, (Ed.), Teaching comics through multiple lenses: Critical perspectives (pp. 49-61). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Lewis, M. A., Petrone, R., & Sarigianides, S. T. (2016). Acting adolescent?: Critical examinations of the youth-adult binary in Feed and Looking for Alaska. The ALAN Review, 43(2), 43-50. 

Lewis, M. A., & Renga, I. (2016). (Re)Imagining life in the classroom: Inciting dialogue through an examination of teacher-student relationships in film. In M. Shoffner, (Ed.), Exploring teachers in fiction and film: Saviors, scapegoats, and schoolmarms (pp. 65-75). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Lewis, M. A., & Zisselsberger, M. (2016). “But there's gotta be a strength”: Toward the equitable assessment of the writing of emerging bilinguals. In. L. de Oliveira, & M. Shoffner, (Eds.), Teaching English language arts to English language learners: Preparing pre-service and in-service teachers (pp. 147-169). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
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

Zisselsberger, M. G., & Lewis, M. A. (2018, February). Middle school writers in a dual language program. Paper presented at the NCTE Assembly of Research Midwinter Conference, Towson, MD. 

Lewis, M. A. (2017, November). Eight great American novels that ignite our passion for teaching: Fahrenheit 451. Roundtable facilitated at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Lewis, M. A., & Rodesiler, L. (2017, November). Defeating stereotypes: The multi-dimensional lives of adolescent-athletes in young adult literature. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Sarigianides, S. T., Petrone, R., & Lewis, M. A. (2017, November). Re-thinking the “adolescent” in adolescent literacy. Invited NCTE Author Session at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Zisselsberger, M., & Lewis, M. A. (2017, April). (In)Equitable participation in linguistically diverse book clubs: A case of over-scaffolding. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Lewis, M. A., & Renga, I. (2017, March). “Here’s some advice. Stay alive.”: Representations of sagacious mentorship in young adult literature. Paper presented at the Teachers, Teaching and Media Conference, Winston-Salem, NC. 

Lewis, M. A. (2016, December). Comic artists' depictions of adolescence: Fabrication, enchantment, and nostalgia. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Lewis, M. A. (2016, November). Representations of the “adolescent-athlete” in fiction aimed at middle school students. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Lewis, M. A., & Zisselsberger, M. (2016, April). An examination characterizing teacher talk in book club discussions for diverse middle school students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 

Zisselsberger, M., & Lewis, M. A. (2016, April). Going beyond monolingual borders to equitably assess bilingual writing. Paper presented at the TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD. 

Professional Associations

National Council of Teachers of English
English Language Arts Teacher Educators
NCTE Assembly for Research
NCTE Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
Literacy Research Association
American Educational Research Association