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Dr. Kristina Lewis

Assistant Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Stevenson Hall - STV 421K
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Spring 2024:
Mondays, 3:30-4:00PM;
Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30AM;
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Dr. Kristina Lewis is Assistant Professor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the English Department at ISU. Her research examines student teacher identity development and how student teachers navigate and make sense of language teacher education contexts and processes. Her most recent publications have appeared in System and ELT Journal. She teaches courses related to TESOL, applied linguistics, and English usage.

Current Courses

499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

343.001Cross-Cultural Issues In Tesol

499.006Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

344.001Theoretical Foundations of TESOL

Teaching Interests & Areas

TESOL Methods, TESOL Practicum, Classroom Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods, Second Language Acquisition

Research Interests & Areas

Language Teacher Identity, Second Language Teacher Education, Mentoring/Supervision in Teacher Education, Classroom Discourse Analysis, Practitioner Inquiry, Visual Methods in Applied Linguistics, Teacher Reflection

PhD Educational Linguistics

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

M.Ed. (Master of Education) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Educational Linguistics Faculty Award for Leadership in Educational Linguistics

Educational Linguistics Division, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

The William E. Arnold Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Student

Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Book, Chapter

Lewis, K. B. (2022). The role of practicum mentors in developing “thinking teachers.” In Innovating the Practicum in TESOL Teacher Education: Design, Implementation, and Pedagogy in an Era of Change, Eds. W. Wright & C. Pu. Taylor & Francis.
Sicola, L., Lewis, K., & Tomaskovic-Moore, K. (2018). Sheltered language instruction. In TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.
Lewis, K. B. (In press). A Translingual Project to Explore Multilingual Identity and Challenge Dominant Language Ideologies. In Critical language teacher education: Theory, praxis, and pedagogy, Eds. A. F. Selvi & C. Kocaman.

Journal Article

Lewis, K. B. (2024). Shifting Images of Teaching in Student Teachers’ Talk about Microteaching. Teaching and Teacher Education, 139, 104438.
Lewis, K. B., & Wagner, S. (2023). Empathy and professional support via relate-to-self in post-observation meetings. System, 114 (Special Issue: Language Teacher Emotion Research).
Lewis, K. B., & Wagner, S. (2023). The potential of complaining as reflective practice in mentoring. ELT Journal, ccac011.
Wagner, S., & Lewis, K. B. (2021). Third-party complaints in teacher post-observation meetings. Journal of Pragmatics, 178, 378-390.

Working Paper

Lewis, K. B. (2020). Note from the field: Centering student teachers’ perspectives through collaborative inquiry. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 35, 120-127.
Wagner, S., & Lewis, K. B. (2019). Complaining as reflective practice in TESOL teacher-mentor post-observation meetings. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 34, 1-26.
Lewis, K. B. (2018). Narrating a novice language teacher identity: What’s at stake when telling stories of struggle? Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 33, 99-119.