Nora Lewis Appointed Vice Dean and Executive Director of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies
Nora Lewis has been appointed Vice Dean and Executive Director of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) effective July 1, 2010. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of LPS programs including the BA for adult students; the Master of Liberal Arts and several professional master’s programs; summer programs for undergraduate and high school students; and the English Language Programs.
Ms. Lewis has served as the interim director of LPS since last year and has been a member of the full-time professional staff in the School of Arts and Sciences since 1993. Prior to becoming Vice Dean, she was Director of Enrollment Management for LPS and served as interim director of the English Language Programs. She has 20 years of experience in international higher education and has published on the role of input and interaction in second language acquisition; on intergenerational approaches to adult literacy and ESL programming; and on language planning and policy in the former Soviet republics. Her research interests focus on adult education and the role of learner production and feedback in second language acquisition. Ms. Lewis earned a BA from the College of William and Mary and has done graduate studies in educational linguistics at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.