Dr. Angela Lewis receives AAFCS Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Angela Lewis

JOHNSON CITY – (May 18, 2015) Dr. Angela Radford Lewis, interim dean of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University, has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

According to AAFCS, this is the most prestigious award given within the family and consumer sciences profession and “serves as a tribute to outstanding members for their professional achievements and sustained leadership.”  Lewis was nominated for the honor by the National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences.

One nominator wrote, “Angela is a person who believes the profession is one that indeed can benefit the world.  Thus, she has used her ingenuity and creativity in developing and/or presenting programs and activities that were needed by her students, the profession and the community.”

Lewis joined the ETSU faculty in 2004 as chair of the former Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and later became Associate Dean for the College of Education in 2009.  In that role, she worked closely with accreditation matters for the college and also provided leadership for the development of the Ready 2 Teach initiative, which represented major curriculum changes to the college’s teacher-preparation programs.

She has served as interim dean of the college for the past 14 months. 

Lewis holds two B.S. degrees from Middle Tennessee State University in home economics and vocational home economics education, as well as a Master of Vocational Technical Education degree.  In 2003, she was awarded her Ph.D. degree in human ecology from the University of Tennessee.

She spent six years as a home economics/family and consumer sciences teacher in Mississippi and Alabama, and also taught at MTSU from 1998-2004.

In addition to AAFCS, she is a member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association, Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, National Association of Teacher Educators in Family and Consumer Sciences, National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education, and the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Within her community, she has been active with the United Way of Washington County, Johnson City Public Schools Foundation, Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County and the Johnson City Seniors’ Center.

Lewis will receive the award during the AAFCS 106th annual conference to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., in June.

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