Jamie B. Lewis
Jamie B. Lewis is an Associate Professor and Chair of Studies in Educational Foundations at Georgia Gwinnett College began her professional career as an attorney and practiced law in Knoxville, Tennessee. She earned her PhD in Social Foundations at the University of Georgia. Jamie’s scholarship focuses on the impact of power and privilege on educational practices and policies, as well as the examination of the socio-cultural contexts of education. Her dissertation was a legal history of segregated education in Kansas between 1888 and 1954, in which she was able to combine her interests in law, sociocultural contexts, history and the ways that power and privilege impact educational practices and policies. Her current research explores how political connections between philanthropists and federal and state governments inform educational policies and practices, such as the Charter School Movement, Trigger Laws, Every Student Succeeds Act, ALEC and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.