Dr. Maria Lewis

Dr. Maria Lewis
Phone: (814) 865-2966
Office Address:
204G Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Assistant Professor of Education


Education Policy Studies


Educational Leadership

Other Penn State Affiliations

Faculty Affiliate, Penn State Law

Areas of Expertise


Equity and Diversity

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Education and Law
Education Policy

Courses Taught

EDLDR 530 Leadership for Inclusive Education

EDLDR 531 Leadership and Diversity

EDLDR 576 The Law and Education

EDLDR 577 Law and Ethics in Education

EDLDR 565 Personnel Management and Contract Administration

Education History

B.A., University of Chicago; J.D., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Representative Publications

Mead, J. F., & Lewis, M. M. (2016). The Implications of the Use of Parental Choice as a Legal “Circuit Breaker”. American Educational Research Journal, 53(1), 100-131. 

Lewis, M. M. (2015). Student Rights, Dignity and Marriage Equality: How LGBTQ Case Law Can Inform Our Understanding of First Amendment Jurisprudence. West's Education Law Reporter, 323(1), 1-18.

Lewis, M. M. (2014). School Discipline and the Fundamental Right to Education: The Constitutional Inadequacies of Wisconsin's Expulsion Laws. Brigham Young Journal of Law and Education, 2014(1), (pp. 41-69).