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Judy Lewis

Assistant Professor: Music Education

Schuette Hall A332
TEL: (315) 267-2665

Judy Lewis is assistant professor of music education at SUNY Potsdam. She is a graduate of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel (B.A. and M.A. in Music Education) and Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A. and Ed.D in Music and Music Education). Dr. Lewis also held a two-year postdoctoral research post at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education based at Columbia University where she conducted research focused on urban music education and social justice. Prior to coming to SUNY Potsdam, Dr. Lewis served as assistant professor of music education at the University of Southern California and director of the Master of Music in K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practices. She was a K-12 public school music teacher and community music facilitator for 20 years before her work in higher education.

Dr. Lewis's research interests include social justice and critical pedagogy in music education, urban music education, digital technology and multimodality in contemporary musical engagement, and popular music pedagogy. She is a member of two international music education research consortia, Culture, Criticism, and Community and FUTURED, supported by the Norwegian Research Council and producing cross-cultural research in the area of music teacher-education. She has given keynote speeches and presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences. Her scholarly writing appears in Music Educators' Journal, The International Journal of Community Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, School Music News, and Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. Her work also appears in the edited volumes Narrative Inquiry in Music Education: Listening to Voices Seldom Heard and The Routledge Companion to Creativities. In August 2022, Judy Lewis published her first book, coauthored with Dr. Andrea Maas (University of Vermont) - Music Education on the Verge: Stories of Pandemic Teaching and Transformative Change - with Rowman & Littlefield.