School of Education
Ryan Lewis is a doctoral student at the School of Education with a concentration in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research focuses on inequality, specifically education policies and programs that have ramifications for vulnerable student populations. He is advised by Dr. George Farkas and Dr. Thurston Domina.
Prior to attending UC Irvine, Ryan was the Director of Research and Evaluation for 826 National, a network of eight writing and tutoring centers across the country. He received a Master of Public Service degree from the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he focused his work in nonprofit education reform and race theory. Ryan also holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and served for two years in AmeriCorps NCCC.
Domina, T., Lewis, R., Agarwal, P., & Hanselman, P. (2015). Professional sense-makers: Instructional specialists in contemporary schooling. Educational Researcher, 0013189X15601644.
Lee, K.T.H., Lewis, R.W., Kataoka, S., & Vandell, D.L. (under review). Out-of-school time and problem behaviors during adolescence.
Lewis, R.W., & Farkas, G. (under review). Using an opportunity-propensity framework to estimate individual-, classroom-, and school-level predictors of middle school science achievement.
Domina, T., McEachin, A., Hanselman, P., Agarwal, P., Hwang, N., & Lewis, R.W. (under review). Beyond tracking and detracking: The dimensions of organizational differentiation in schools.