Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy Studies, and Affiliate Law Faculty
B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Maria Lewis conducts research that draws from her background in law and education, particularly as it relates to equity and diversity. More specifically, her research employs multi-methodological research methods to explore the ways in which laws and policies hinder or support the achievement of equity in an educational context. Her dissertation examined the implementation of a provision of federal special education law that concerns student discipline. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, Maria served as a School Administration Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, where she was responsible for special education procedural compliance and complaint investigations.