Kristin Lewis

Biological Sciences


Kristin M. Lewis is Coordinator of the General Biology Laboratory Program and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. 

Kristin holds two degrees from the University of Notre Dame, a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Studies and a Master of Science in Biological Sciences.  Her graduate research focused on ecological genetics, where she studied the population genetics of the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) with Dr. Jeffrey Feder.  Her current interests include project-based learning in science laboratories, effective methods of course design and learning assessment, and the instructional uses of technology.

Kristin’s teaching experience includes at the high school level, college year-long laboratory courses, and hands-on summer courses for exceptional pre-college students.  Her work in teaching has been recognized with a Kaneb Center Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2002, 2005), the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2012), and selection along with Dr. Joseph O’Tousa as a “Best Practices Course” by the College Board Advanced Placement® Best Practices Course Study (2006). Kristin was also selected as an American Society of Microbiology “Biology Scholar” and participated in a program to develop effective assessment techniques in biology (2011).