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Dr. Mitzi Lewis

Email Addresses
mitzi.lewis@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • Mass Communication
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Fain Fine Arts Center D203
    Office Hours

    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4375
    Fax: (940) 397-4909
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2019 4223 101 Computer-Assisted Reporting Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Fall 2019 3253 101 Publication Design Fain Fine Arts Center 202
    Details Fall 2019 2833 101 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Fall 2019 1233 L10 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center D101
    Details Spring 2019 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Spring 2019 2523 201 The Internet and Society Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Spring 2019 2403 201 Social Media Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Spring 2019 1233 A20 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center D101
    Details Fall 2018 3253 101 Publication Design Fain Fine Arts Center 202
    Details Fall 2018 2833 101 Strategic Communication: Web Sites Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Fall 2018 2833 101 Multimedia Fain Fine Arts Center D202
    Details Fall 2018 1233 L10 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center D101
    Details Spring 2018 4223 201 Computer-Assisted Reporting Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T/Th 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    Details Spring 2018 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T Th 2:00-3:20 p.m. 

    Details Spring 2018 2403 201 Social Media Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T/Th 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

    Details Spring 2018 1233 203 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center D101

    MWF 10-10:50 a.m.

    Details Fall 2017 MCOM 4423 101 Publication Design Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T/Th 9:30 - 10:50

    Details Fall 2017 MCOM 2833 101 Strategic Communication: Web Sites Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T/Th 11:00-12:20

    Details Fall 2017 MCOM 2833 102 Strategic Communication: Web Sites Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    T/Th 2:00-3:20

    Details Fall 2017 1233 L11 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center D202

    MWF 12:00-12:50

    Details Spring 2017 MCOM 4423 201 Publication Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 2:00 - 3:20

    Details Spring 2017 MCOM 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9:30-10:50

    Details Spring 2017 MCOM 2833 202 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 11:00-12:20

    Details Spring 2017 MCOM 2523 201 The Internet and Society Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    MWF 12:00-12:50

    Details Fall 2016 MCOM 4223 101 Computer-Assisted Reporting Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9:30-10:50

    Details Fall 2016 MCOM 2833 101 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 11:00-12:20

    Details Fall 2016 MCOM 2833 102 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 2:00-3:20

    Details Fall 2016 1233 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center 105

    MWF 12:00-12;50

    Details Spring 2016 MCOM 4423 201 Multimedia Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T 2:00 - 4:50

    Details Spring 2016 MCOM 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9:30-10:50

    Details Spring 2016 MCOM 2833 202 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 11:00-12:20

    Details Spring 2016 1233 202 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center 105

    MWF 11:00-11:50

    Details Fall 2015 MCOM 4423 101 Publication Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 11:00 - 12:20

    Details Fall 2015 MCOM 2833 101 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9:30-10:50

    Details Fall 2015 MCOM 2833 102 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 2:00-3:20

    Details Fall 2015 MCOM 2523 101 The Internet and Society Fain Fine Arts Center B105

    MWF 3-3:50

    Details Spring 2015 MCOM 4223 201 Computer-Assisted Reporting Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 2:00-3:20

    Details Spring 2015 MCOM 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 11-12:20

    Details Spring 2015 MCOM 2833 202 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9:30-10:50

    Details Spring 2015 MCOM 2833 201 Web Site Design Fain Fine Arts Center B124

    T/Th 9-10:50

    Details Spring 2015 1233 201 Introduction to Mass Communication Fain Fine Arts Center 114

    MWF 1:00-1:50

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    University of New Mexico M.A. - Communication
    University of New Mexico B.U.S.
    University of North Texas Ph.D.
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Midwestern State University Director, Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
    Midwestern State University Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Planning
    Vernon College Activity Director/Retention Specialist
    Vernon College Adjunct Instructor
    Vernon College Allied Health Services Coordinator
    Vernon College PASS (Proactive Assistance for Student Success) Center Coordinator
    Midwestern State University Instructor, Mass Communication Department 2008 August 2010 August
    Midwestern State University Assistant Professor, Mass Communication Department 2010 August 2015 May
    Midwestern State University Associate Professor, Mass Communication Department 2015 May Present
  • Refereed Journals

     

    Lewis, M., & Hanc., J. (2018). Educators’ experiences teaching literary journalism: Insights gained from five years of web-based surveys. Brazilian Journalism Research: Journalism Theory, Research and Criticism, 14(3), 740-773.

     

    Neely, J., Lewis, M., Hanc., J., & Reid, R. (2018). The write stuff: Opportunities and obstacles in the classroom. Literary Journalism Studies, 10(1), 140-159.

     

    Henschel, S., Lewis, M., Wade, K., & Schwertner, D. (2018). Trends in undergraduate general education in the U.S., the Texas Core Curriculum, and communication course requirements. Texas Education Review, 6(1), 84-101.

     

    Sernoe, J., & Lewis, M.(2014). Would you say the process was contentious or smooth sailing? Administrators’ views on revising the mass communication curriculum. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal29(2).

     

    Lewis, M.& Farris, M. (2014). Internet and society: A hybrid honors course. Learning and Performance Quarterly, 2(2), 11-27.

     

    Lewis, M., McDonald, D., Owen, J., Rincón-Zachary, M., & Smith, B. (2013). We grow UGROW: A model for undergraduate research at a public liberal arts university. Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring, 2(2), 1-11.

     

    Lewis, M.,&Hanc, J. (2012). Encouraging students to be readers: Survey results of successful practices. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, 2(1), 12-20. 

     

    Lewis, M.,& Donnellan, L. (2011). Using Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate student learning: A collaboration between universities. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 7(3), 17-30.

     

    Lewis, M.(2011). An analysis of the relationship between political blog reading, online political activity, and voting during the 2008 presidential campaign. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 6(3), 11-28.

     

    Nimon, K., Lewis, M.,Kane, R., & Haynes, R. (2008). An R package to compute commonality coefficients in the multiple regression case: An introduction to the package and a practical example.  Behavior Research Methods, 40(2), 457 – 466.

     

    Dodds, P., Allen, J., Philibert, N., Elleven, R., & Lewis, M.(2006). Efficacy of learning communities at four North Texas community colleges.   Workforce Education Forum, 33(1), 1 - 20.

     

    Invited Articles

     

    Hanc, J. &Lewis. M.(2018). Essentials of the craft: Providing effective feedback. Literary Journalism, 12(3), 20, 13.

     

    Hanc, J. &Lewis. M.(2012). How to get your students to read: Ten suggestions culled from a survey of IALJS and AEJMC members. Literary Journalism, 6(2), 30, 26.

     

    Refereed Abstract Publications

     

    Wheeler, D., Lewis, M., Saltz, R., & Woodall, W. (2000).  Mandated server training:  Barriers to effectiveness as reported by servers.  T 2000 Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety ABSTRACTS.

     

    Wheeler, D., Lewis, M., Woodall, W., Saltz, R. (1999). Mandated server training in New Mexico: A qualitative evaluation. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 23 (5, Supplement), 88A. (Abstract).

     

    Book Reviews

     

    Lewis, M. (2013). Book review: Privacy. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 68(3), 288-289.

     

    Lewis, M.(2012). Book review: Writing for others, writing for ourselves: Telling stories in an age of blogging. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 89(1), 171-173.

     

    Report

     

    Coultas, D., Finnegan, L., & Lewis, M.  Postmenopausal Years.  In U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health.  Agenda for Research on Women's Health for the 21stCentury.  A Report of the Task Force on the NIH Women's Health Research Agenda for the 21stCentury, Volume 6.  Differences Among Populations of Women.  Bethesda, MD.  NIH Publication No. 99-4390.  1999.

     

    Refereed Paper Presentations

     

    Lewis, M.(2017, February). Teaching YouTube best practices.Paper presented at the 38thAnnual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque. 

     

    Henschel, S., Lewis, M., Calame, K., & Schwertner, D. (2015, February). Applying undergraduate research: The Texas General Education Communication Core Curriculum: Tracking trends, 2013-2015.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio.

     

    Lewis, M., & Morgan, P. (2014, February). Toward a new understanding of MOOCs: An exploration of massive open online course adoption using the diffusion of innovation theory.Paper presented at the 35thAnnual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque. 

     

    Lewis, M.(2013, November). Transformation from hobby to small business: A case study of Internet and social media utilization.Paper presented at the 3rdAnnual Social Media Conference, Fort Worth.

     

    Sernoe, J., & Lewis, M.(2013, November). Would you say the process was contentious or smooth sailing? Administrators’ views on revising the mass communication curriculum.Paper presented at the 2013 Southwest Education Council for Journalism & Mass Communication Southwest Symposium, Tulsa.

     

    Lewis, M. (2011, April).  Blogs consumption and political engagement – does age matter? Paper presented at the 2011 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, San Antonio. 

     

    Sernoe, J., &Lewis, M. (2011, March).  Trends in mass communication curriculum: A survey of current degree plans. Paper presented at the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK.

     

    Lewis, M. (2010, April).  Blogs and the 2008 presidential campaign.  Paper presented at the 2010 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, St. Louis. 

     

    Lewis, M., & Donnellan, L. (2009, August). Using Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate learning: A student collaboration project betweenFlorida A&M University and Midwestern State University. Paper presented at the 2009 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Boston.

     

    Nimon, K., Lewis, M.,Kane, R., & Haynes, R. (2008, March). An R package to compute commonality coefficients in the multiple regression case: An introduction to the package and a practical example.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

     

    Lewis, M.(2007, February).  Stepwise versus hierarchical regression:  Pros and cons.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED534385).

     

    Wheeler, D., Saltz, R., Woodall, W., Stanghetta, P., & Lewis, M.(2003, June). Project S.I.R.V.E. An evaluation of the NM Alcohol Server Education Act: Some preliminary findings.  Paper presented at DWI Researcher Speaker Series, Albuquerque.

     

    Wheeler, D., Lewis, M., Saltz, R., & Woodall, W. (2000, May). Mandated server training:  Barriers to effectiveness as reported by servers. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety. Stockholm.

     

    Wheeler, D., Lewis, M., Woodall, W., & Saltz, R. (1999, June). Mandated server training in New Mexico:  A qualitative evaluation.  Presented at the 1999 Scientific Meeting of The Research Society on Alcoholism, Santa Barbara.

     

    Refereed Panels

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J., Reid, R., & Gonzalez, L. (2018, May). “Writing Their Wrongs: Educator Survey Results on Effective Grading Methods for Journalism Students.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

     

    Lewis, M., Duncan, D., Gonzalez, L., Maiato, Z., Reid, R., & Vaugn, S. (2018, April). “Work in Progress: Reflections on a First-time Social Media Course.” Panel member at the 6thAnnual Texas Social Media Conference, Fort Worth.

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J. & Reid, R. (2017, August). “The Eternal Question: What’s the Story?” Panel member at the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago. 

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J. & Reid, R. (2017, May). “The Challenges of Writing 101.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

     

    Sernoe, J., & Lewis, M.(2016, August). “’Take A Peak Inside One of the Nation's Most Beautiful and High-Tech Student Radio Stations’: College Media, YouTube and Building Your Brand (or maybe not).” Invited panel member at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Minneapolis.

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J., & Reid, R. (2016, August). “Establishing Long-Form Journalism in the Curriculum.” Panel member at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Minneapolis.

     

    Sernoe, J., & Lewis, M.(2015, August). “‘Make People Understand Why They Should Spend Money On It’: Journalism Project Creators Discuss How They Won The Kickstarter Game.” Invited panel member at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco.

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J. (2015, May). “The State of the Art: Analysis of Survey Responses from Literary Journalism Educators.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Minneapolis. 

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J., Ramsey, S., & Hall, C. (2014, August). “Teaching Literary Journalism in a Multi-Platform World: Survey Results of Educators.” Panel member at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal.

     

    Sernoe, J., & Lewis, M.(2014, August). “Elements of Successful Kickstarter Journalism Campaigns.” Invited panel member at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal.

     

    Lewis, M., Hanc, J., & Ramsey, S. (2014, May). “Engaging with the NewNew Journalism: Survey Results of Educators and Best Practices.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Paris. 

     

    Sernoe, J., &Lewis, M. (2013, August). “Would you say the process was contentious or smooth sailing? Administrators’ views on revising the mass communication curriculum.” Invited panel member at the 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

     

    Lewis, M. (2012, August).“DYI disruption: Reinventing journalism through experimentation: Some examples from NICAR 2012.” Invited panel member at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago.

     

    Hanc, J.,Lewis, M., & Hofmann, H. (2012, May). “Engaging Students with Literary Journalism Readings: Words that Work.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Toronto. Prezi presentation available at http://bit.ly/ialjs-pedagogy.

     

    Lewis, M. (2011, August).“Geeks – The New Journalists.” Invited panel member at the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, St. Louis.

     

    Lewis, M. (2011, August).“Blogs and Wikis and Blackboard, Oh My: A Look at the Options of On-Line Delivery.” Panel member at the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, St. Louis.

     

    Hanc, J., &Lewis, M.(2011, May). “But Will They Read It? Students' Problematic Engagement with Literary Journalism.” Panel member at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Brussels, Belgium.

     

    Lewis, M. (2010, August).“Using Technology Tools to Make Your Story Better.” Invited panel member at the 2010 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Denver.

     

    Refereed Presentation

     

    Lewis, M. (2015, June).“Civic Engagement and Student Learning: Forging Local Community Partnerships with Realistic Expectations.” Presentation at the 2015 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Annual Meeting, Willimantic, CT.

     

    Invited Research Moderator/Discussant

     

    Lewis, M.(2018, May). “Across Time and Space: Comparative Views on Literary Journalism.” Invited moderator at the International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

     

    Lewis, M.(2015, August). “Approaches to Social Media Assignments Based on the Ethical Considerations and Legal Limits Every Faculty Member Should Know.” Invited moderator/discussant at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco.

     

    Workshop Presentation

     

    Lewis, M. (2013, August).“Enhancing portfolios through creative research projects: Scholarship of application roundtable.” Invited workshop presented at the 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

     

    Other Presentations

     

    Lewis, M. (2012). Small Business and Social Media.Invited presentation at Refresh Wichita Falls (a community of web professionals interested in design, technology, and usability), Midwestern State University, June 17, 2012.

     

    Lewis, M. (2009). Using a Wiki Needn’t Be Tricky: Some Suggestions and Lessons Learned. Round Table Discussion presented at Teaching and Learning Resource Center, Midwestern State University, April 16, 2009.

     

    Grants

     

    Lewis, M.The Challenges of Providing Effective Feedback and Grading.Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Research/Creative Projects Grant. 2017-2018. $604.

     

    Lewis, M. Teaching Students to Write: What Works?Midwestern State University Faculty Research Grant. 2016-2017, $2,968. 

     

    Lewis. M.Establishing Long-Form Journalism in the Curriculum.Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant. 2016. $3,862.

     

    Sernoe, J., &Lewis, M. Dispatches From Libya, Women’s Snowboarding Gear and Documenting What Americans Throw Out: An Examination of Kickstarter.com Journalism Projects.Midwestern State University Faculty Research Grant. 2014-2015, $5,000. 

     

    Sernoe, J., &Lewis, M. Dispatches From Libya, Women’s Snowboarding Gear and Documenting What Americans Throw Out: An Examination of Kickstarter.com Journalism Projects.Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Research/Creativity Projects Grant. 2014-2015, $1,357. 

     

    Henschel, S., & Lewis. M.Adapting Communication Curriculum to Meet the New Texas Core: Tracking Trends, 2013-2015.Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant. 2014-2015. $6,046.

     

    Henschel, S., & Lewis. M.Adapting Communication Curriculum to Meet the New Texas Core: Tracking Trends, 2013-2015.Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant. 2013-2014. $5,393.

     

    Lewis, M.,& Hanc, J. Engaging with the NewNew Journalism: Survey Results of Educators and Best Practices.Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Research/ Creative Projects Grant. 2013-2014, $800.

     

    Sernoe, J., &Lewis, M. Trends in Mass Communication Curriculum: A Survey of Current Degree Plans.Midwestern State University Faculty Research Grant. 2012-2013, $4,350. 

     

    Lewis, M., & Hanc, J.Encouraging our Students to be Readers: Survey Results of Engaging Reading Materials. Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Research/ Creative Projects Grant. 2011-2012, $500.

     

    Lewis, M.,& Donnellan, L.Political Beliefs and Attitudes of College Students: Using an Internet Survey Developed with Midwestern State University and Florida A&M University Student Collaboration.Midwestern State University Research Grant. 2008-2009, $2,494.

     

    Lewis, M., & Donnellan, L. Political Beliefs and Attitudes of College Students: Using and Internet Survey Developed with Midwestern State University and Florida A&M University Student Collaboration. Midwestern State University. Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Research/Creative Projects Grant. 2008-2009, $270. 

     

    Bailey, B., & Lewis, M.Efficacy of Online Simulations: Enhancing Content Knowledge and Knowledge Seeking Behaviors. Midwestern State University. Faculty Award Grant. 2006-2007, $1,127. (Bailey, PI).