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Tisa Lewis

Tisa Lewis joined the staff of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in August 2005 as director, student information and organizational evaluation. She joined the accrediting staff in 2006 as director, accreditation and institutional evaluation and was named senior director of accreditation and institutional evaluation in early 2013. Her work focuses largely on the administration of the accrediting work of the Commission on Accrediting and staff support to accreditation evaluation committees. Prior to her ATS appointment, Lewis served on the faculty of Montreat College (North Carolina) for eighteen years as professor of human development and Christian education and chair of the Social Science Department. Her book, Faith Influences: Gospel Responsibilities in a Changing World, published by the Woman’s Missionary Union in 2000, developed largely out of a senior-level course on faith development. Among her other publications, she is coauthor with Mina Carson and Susan Shaw of Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music—a book about women and rock 'n' roll. The book began as a documentary film project of interviews with women musicians and vocalists. When the University Press of Kentucky expressed interest in their work, the film project became a three-year book project, with publication in 2004. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Lewis holds an MA and PhD in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Her dissertation addressed “Gender Differences in Religious Conceptualization and Experience.” In addition to her studies at Southern Seminary, she has also studied at the University of Louisville in the areas of gender and developmental psychology, George Fox College in the area of women and psychotherapy, and Oregon State University in the area of women and spirituality.