Shanique W. Lewis, Ed.D.

Shanique W. Lewis, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department (Educational Diagnostician) of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She currently teaches students in the Special Education master’s degree program. Dr. Lewis has been a committed practitioner in the field of education for over 12 years.  Dr. Lewis discovered her passion for working with at-risk children at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate level. She led the special education department at the secondary level and received accolades for her service and support of students with disabilities in grades 9 though 12. She has been an active member of several state level consortiums and serves as an advocate for children in her position as an educator, public speaker and mentor. Dr. Lewis served as an Educational Diagnostician for over 9 years, and Adjunct Professor in the Houston area since 2015. In her work with at risk students, it has been her mission to invest in their future, through intervention and proactive practices in and out of the classroom, utilizing a wholistic and collaborative approach. Dr. Lewis received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work at Prairie View A & M University in 2006. She obtained her graduate degree in Special Education with an Educational Diagnostician Certification from Prairie View A& M University in 2009. Dr. Lewis completed her Principal certification and earned a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas Southern University. In her practice, Dr. Lewis has been an advocate for children with disabilities and children in the juvenile justice system. Her research interests include assessment and achievement in special education, teacher attitudes toward instruction, resiliency and reform of youth in the criminal justice system, and placement of students with disabilities.