Assistant Professor


Dr. Melanie Lewis teaches fully online graduate courses in both the School Library Media and Instructional Technology programs.  Prior to her appointment at UWG, she served as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of a graduate school librarian preparation program; a district coordinator of libraries, technology, and curriculum; a library media specialist at the secondary level; and a classroom teacher at the elementary level in California. Her research interests focus upon identifying and mitigating barriers to the full implementation of the instructional leadership and information specialist roles of the certificated school librarian.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Liberal Studies, San Diego Christian College, 1997
  • M.A., Education: Teaching, Learning, & Technology, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2002
  • M.A., Education: School Librarianship, Azusa Pacific University, 2007
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University, 2018
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E01

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • EDUC-2110 (Inv Crit and Contem Issues-Edu) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E03

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E04
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum) Section: E01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E03
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E02
  • Publication List

    Lewis, M. A. (2019). Instructional coaches vs. teacher librarians: What’s the difference? CSLA Journal, 42(2), 11-15. [View Publication]

    Lewis, M. (2019). Administrators’ instructional leadership perspective of the role of instructional coaches and teacher librarians: A comparative examination. School Libraries Worldwide, 25(2), 16-33. [View Publication]

    Lewis, M. A. (2019). ELA professional development: A new perspective. Leadership, 48(3), 20-25. [View Publication]

    Lewis, M. A. (2018). The power of models. CSLA Journal, 42(1), 5-7. [View Publication]

    Lewis, M. (2016). Professional learning facilitators in 1:1 program implementation: Technology coaches or school librarians? School Libraries Worldwide, 22(2), 13-23.