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Department of Kinesiology

Dawn Lewis

Dawn K. Lewis, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.S., Michigan State University; B.A., Hunter College of CUNY

Recent Publications:

Rees, C.R., Zarco, E.P., & Lewis, D.K. (2008). The steroids/sports supplements connection: Pragmatism and sensation-seeking in the attitudes and behavior of JHS and HS students on Long Island. Journal of Drug Education, 38 (4).
Lewis, D.K. (2007). Evaluation of a sport leadership program: Student-athletes' pro-social decision-making and behaviors, and protective factors. A report to The Sport Leadership Institute at Adelphi University. Garden City, NY.

Recent Conference Presentations:

Lewis, D.K., & Grafer, P. (2009). Teaching leadership to adolescent athletes: Are we creating positive role models? A presentation to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Tampa, FL.
Newcomer Appaneal, R., Lewis, D.K., Flint, F.A., Kenow, L., & Washington, L. (2007). Psychology of sport injury: Five professionals share their teaching experiences. A symposium presented to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) annual conference. Louisville, KY.
Lewis, D.K. (2008). Debunking the grief models: Contemporary understanding of the psycho-emotional response to sport injury. Invited lecture presentation to The Far West Athletic Trainer's Association (FWATA). San Francisco, CA.
Lewis, D.K., & Grafer, P. (2007). Evaluation of the Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) program: High school student-leader's pro-social decisions and behaviors and available protective factors. A presentation to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) annual conference. Louisville, KY.

Current Project:

Validation of three quantitative measures of the sport injury domain: The coaches' perspective.

Graduate Classes Taught:

KINES 266, Psychology of Sport Injury; KINES 262, Social Implications of Sport; KINES 285, Internship in Kinesiology; KINES 290, Independent Study; KINES 298, Project

Professional Organizations:

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP); American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD); National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE); California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD); Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Fraternity for Health and Physical Education - Delta Eta Chapter; USA Track and Field (USATF)



Quote I Live By:

Ignore people who say, "it can't be done"!!!! Unknown

Personal Hero:

Wilma Rudolf, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist (Track and Field) and fabulous woman who left us too soon.

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-8517
South Gym 125