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Marcus Lewis


Experience and Interests


  • Associate Lecturer/Global Affiliate Scholar, UW-Stevens Point (2020-present)
  • Faculty, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Madison Area Technical College (2020-present)
  • Facilitator, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, Various K-12 Districts (2018-present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Business Division, Western Technical College (2016-2018)

Research Interests

  • Equity and Diversity in Education
  • Effective Dissertation and Scholarly Writing
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Research

Grants Awarded

  • Lewis, M. F. & McDonald, J. (Awarded: September 30, 2020) Wąąkšik Ho’į Pįį Hirušją Kįį: Career and College Readiness Preparation for Ho-Chunk Nation Youth.  Sponsored by the United States Department of Education Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program.  Reference #:S299A200059

Presentations and Publications

Select Presentations

  • Lewis, M. F. (2023, February 20). Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence. Heidberg Public Library equity series, Janesville, WI.
  • Lewis, M. F. (2023, January 20). Using inclusive language to create affirming learning spaces. UWSP Inclusive Teaching Conference, virtual delivery.
  • Lewis, M. F. (2021, May 3). Promoting inclusion and allyship at Madison College. Madison College Continuing Education meeting, virtual delivery.
  • Lewis, M. F. & Perez, R. J. (2020, November 17 & 20). Promoting equity in the online classroom. Madison College Online Seminar, virtual delivery.
  • Lewis, M. F. & Kenote, D. (2020, September 22). Tribally driven participatory research webinar. Earth Partnership’s Indigenous Arts and Sciences Series, Madison, WI.
  • Lewis, M. F. (2020, February 7). Best practices for serving Wisconsin’s Indigenous population. Wisconsin Technical College System C3 Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  • Lewis, M. F. (2019, November 21). Dismantling institutional racism. UW Madison Professional Development, Madison, WI.

Select Publications

  • Kimmel, A. P., Katz, S. A., Lewis, M. F., & Wilk, E. (2023). Working with site monitors and Tribal IRBs: Practical approaches to the challenges of collaborative archeology. Advances in Archeological Practice. Advance online publication.
  • Lewis, M. F. (2018). The influence of the National SEED Project upon teachers’ professional practice in a rural, Midwestern school district. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Stout].



  • Member of the Grand Chute Lions Club (2021-present)
  • Badger Boys State (2021-present)
  • Chair and Member of the Ho-Chunk Nation Institutional Review Board (2019-present)
  • Member and Former President of the Black River Falls Lions Club – Black River Falls, Wis. (2016-2020)
  • Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (2003-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Entertaining Race by Michael Eric Dyson

Best advice you ever received?

“Nothing forced endures.”

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A film composer.

Favorite Quote?

“So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.” – John Williams

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

The passion my colleagues have for helping their students succeed.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I love dynamic engagement with doctoral students whether it’s discussing their thoughts about an assignment or their dissertation. I learn more from them than they likely do from me.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Always work to refine your craft. The kids deserve great teachers.

Marcus Lewis
Global Affiliate Scholar - Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
Faculty - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education
UW-Stout, 2018

M.M. in Wind Band Conducting
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010

B.M. in Music History and Literature
UW-Stevens Point, 2007


EDSU 810 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability Leadership in Education
EDSU 820 - Social Justice in Education for Sustainability
EDSU 905 - Research Methods I
EDSU 920 - Research Publication
EDSU 996 - Independent Studies in Education