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Kristine S. Lewis Grant - Drexel University Associate Clinical Professor for MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies
Associate Clinical Professor

Kristine S. Lewis Grant, PhD


PhD, Temple University
MA, University of Colorado-Boulder
BA, Knox College

Program Affiliation

MS, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
EdD, Educational Leadership & Management
  • Bornstein, J. & Grant, K. S. L. (forthcoming). James A. Banks: A pioneer in multicultural education. In S. Totten & J. Pedersen (Eds.), Educating about social issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries (Vol. 2). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Simms, S., Divine, Q. A., & Grant, K. S. L. Power to the parents! Organizing families in Title I schools. Proposal submitted to the annual Family Involvement Conference, Lancaster, PA (under review).
  • Lee, V., Lewis, K., Lyttle, C., & Grdina, M. (2012). Rethinking learning: Teacher educators reflect on teaching diversity online. Practitioner Inquiry Group Session at the 33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lee, V., Lewis, K., Lyttle, C., & Grdina, M. (2011). Looking in the mirror: Teacher educators' reflections on the multicultural countenance of online courses (2011). Panel Presentation at the 21st Annual International Conference National Association for Multicultural Education, Chicago, IL.
  • Lewis, K. (2011). Lindy Scholars Program: An Internal Evaluation of the First Year of Program Implementation, Drexel University.
  • Lewis, K. (2009). A guide for the journey: An examination of adult support and access programs in the college application process of urban high school students. Paper presentation at the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Lewis, K. (2008). Partnering with parents and families to promote and support student achievement. Transition to Teaching Professional Development Session, Drexel University.
  • Lewis, K., & Hartmann, T. (2006). "We're partners in our children’s education:" Examining a university-based program’s influence on parents in an urban school. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association.
  • Gold, E., Hartmann, T., & Lewis, K. (2005). Children and families first: An evaluation of the Say Yes to Education Philadelphia program. Research for Action.
  • Family involvement and student achievement
  • Parent organizing and urban school reform
  • Teaching and learning about multicultural education in online teacher preparation courses
  • Assistant Professor, Education
    School of Education
  • Lecturer
    Bryn Mawr and Haverford College’s Bi-College Education Program (2004–06)
  • Research Associate
    Research for Action, (2004–06)
  • Training Coordinator
    Center for Social Policy and Community Development, Temple University (2000–02)
  • Research Associate
    Research for Better Schools (1999–2001)

Kristine S. Lewis Grant is Associate Clinical Professor of Multicultural and Urban Education. Before joining Drexel’s faculty in 2006, she was a Research Associate with Research for Action. Presently, Dr. Grant is a Visiting Research Fellow with West Wind Education Policy, Inc. In conjunction with this work, she and Dr. Deanna Hill were awarded an AERA Education Service Research Practice Grant to examine the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in several school districts in Iowa. In a separate endeavor, Dr. Grant leads a research team to examine African American family involvement in urban public schools. She has published articles in Sociology of Education, Journal of Research in Education, Children, Youth, and Environments, and The Qualitative Report.  She co-authored with Dr. Jodi Bornstein (Arcadia University) a chapter on James Banks that appears in the second volume of Educating in Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries.  

Dr. Grant is Vice President/President Elect of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education. She is also a founding member of Drexel’s Lindy Scholars Program. She continues to coordinate programming for families and teachers in affiliated schools. In addition, Dr. Grant is an inaugural co-chair (with Dr. Vera Lee) and current member of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series in Drexel’s School of Education. She serves as a member of several advisory groups including the EdD Advisory Council, Lindy Scholars Program, Parent Power, and Stories to Grow By.

Dr. Grant teaches courses in multicultural education, teacher preparation, research design, and qualitative research methods.  She mentors doctoral students and supervises dissertation research projects.

She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband.