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Maria M. Lewis

Pennsylvania State University

Maria M. Lewis is an Associate Professor in Education Policy Studies and an affiliate law faculty member at Pennsylvania State University. Her research applies a critical lens to examine the intersection of education law, policy, and leadership. Specifically, her research explores: how the law can hinder or promote equity for minoritized students; the bidirectional relationship between social science research and laws or policies that implicate educational equity; and protecting and enforcing federal civil rights under the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.