Dr. Katie Lewis, joined the Department of Teacher Preparation, in August, as a visiting professor. Dr. Lewis received the Texas A&M University System’s 2011 Chancellor’s Teaching Award while she was an adjunct professor for us last year. Prior to joining the College of Education, Dr. Lewis was an elementary teacher in Virginia and named Teacher of the Year. Her accomplishments also include coaching competitive high school rowing teams across the state and nationally. Dr. Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Science emphasis both from Mary Washington University. She holds a second Master of Science degree in Parks, Recreation, and Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her Doctorate of Education in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, from The College of William and Mary, allowed her to focus on the administration of gifted education. Dr. Lewis’s scholarship interests include the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs, K-12 staff development, technology in the classroom, and gifted and talented needs. Please welcome Dr. Katie Lewis to TAMIU!
Dr. Lorraine Dinkel joined the College of Education, in August, as an assistant professor with the School Counseling program in the Professional Programs Department. Dr. Dinkel recently completed her doctoral degree from the University of New Orleans, in Counseling with a specialization in logotheraputic constructs. Prior to obtaining her doctoral degree, Dr. Dinkel was a school counselor and worked with inpatient children and adolescents. Additionally, she taught private piano lessons and was a high school and university percussion instructor. She holds a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri. As a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Dinkel remains focused on the meaning of life and crises, especially among graduate students and their preparedness as future school counselors. Please welcome Dr. Lorriane Dinkel to TAMIU!