Lisa B. Lewis

Interim Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-629-0222
Leadership: Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost facilitates the College’s academic mission. Academic Affairs at Albion College includes the following: faculty and academic personnel and faculty development, academic programs, academic standards, the library and experiential learning programming, including FURSCA, School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement, institutes, centers, career and internship services and international and off-campus programs. The Office of the Provost also partners with the faculty to promote ongoing innovation in the curriculum of the College.

Lisa B. Lewis is interim provost and professor in Albion College’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. At Albion, Lewis has held the role of department chair, associate provost, director of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Institute, and director of admission events and academic liaison. Lewis served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) at the National Science Foundation, where she worked to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) by shepherding a grassroots effort to advance collaboration and coordination between government-sponsored big data producers and the materials research community-at-large. In that role, she recommended policy to the White House National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee for MGI.

Lewis is a longstanding mentor and a co-chair of AAC&U/Project Kaleidoscope’s (PKAL) annual STEM Leadership Institute. She served on the PKAL Advisory Board, advising the PKAL Executive Director and AAC&U on strategic planning in support of quality undergraduate STEM education and inclusive excellence. As a Visiting Associate for the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training, Lewis conducts site visits to chemistry departments that seek accreditation by ACS. Lewis developed two mobile apps for teaching chemistry, AcidBase and Chemical Valence, and is assessing their impact on learning.

At Albion, she teaches courses in introductory, analytical and physical chemistry and chemistry courses for non-science majors. Her professional interests include the study of the use of data science to advance materials research, the unique chemistry of surfaces, faculty development, science pedagogy and promoting undergraduate research and interdisciplinary study. Lewis received her B.S. in chemistry from King’s College, her M.S. in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California – Irvine.