Ramona Lewis

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Ramona Lewis
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
master Faculty Specialist, Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Faculty Coordinator, Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Leadership
(269) 387-3883
3571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5283
Mailing address: 
Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University
  • M.A., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., English, Arizona State University

Dr. Lewis (she/her) is a master faculty specialist in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. Dr. Lewis also serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in higher education and student affairs (HESA) leadership. She earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University, an M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a B.A. from Arizona State University.

Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Lewis served at Bowling Green State University, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University in a variety of administrative student and academic affairs positions including:

residence life, student activities, first-year experience, new student orientation, academic advising, and academic support services, and faculty development. Lewis also served in the Graduate College as the faculty director of graduate student success overseeing a variety of student success initiatives for graduate students.

Passionate about helping create opportunities for students to engage in opportunities for intercultural development and global engagement Dr. Lewis has  also co-developed two graduate student study abroad programs to locations including Malaysia, Singapore and Canada as well as created courses on global perspectives in higher education. Currently working with the Seita Scholars program at WMU to develop a study abroad focused on education and social services in the Dominican Republic. A recent addition to her portfolio includes developing curriculum and courses for the newly approved undergraduate minor in leadership for social change.

Dr. Lewis teaches courses and serves on doctoral dissertation committees and undergraduate honors theses related to higher education, student affairs, and educational leadership. Classes regularly taught include: foundations of student affairs, administration and assessment of college environments, intervention skills, global perspectives in student affairs as well as the supervision of field experiences. Dr. Lewis’ research interests focus on college environments, graduate student services, intercultural development of graduate students, pedagogy in graduate education, and adult learning with a special emphasis on the 50-plus learner, and university-linked retirement communities!