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Alexandra Lewis: Veteran, scholar and educator



March 2021

Alexandria Lewis is a U.S. Army veteran and assistant teaching professor in the MU School of Health Professions and social work.

Lewis joined the Army in 1993, and served in the Army band, also known as the infantry band.

“I was a flute/piccolo player,” Lewis said. “One of my responsibilities included driving a bus to event locations to perform. I earned the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar from this role.”

While serving, she also received the Fort Rucker, Alabama, Soldier of the Month and Soldier of the Quarter. Another accomplishment that Lewis is proud of is her promotion to Sergeant (E-5).

“To become eligible to be placed on the promotion list for E-5, I had to complete a four-week residential primary leadership development course,” Lewis said. “The last week of the training involved land navigation. If a solder failed land navigation, they failed the entire course. I am especially proud of my success with land navigation, being a flutist!”

Lewis worked extensively in nursing home facilities with a degree in social work prior to joining MU’s social work faculty in 2015.

In her role as an assistant teaching professor, she has received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching with Technology for Graduate/Professional Teaching from the MU Educational Technologies. Her educational background includes receiving her BSW from Central Missouri State University, followed by her MSW from the University of Missouri.

Lewis’ focus area is educational technology and online learning as it relates to social work. She has graduate-level education in online education through the MU School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT). Lewis earned an Educational Specialist degree (EdS) with an emphasis in Educational Technology in 2016.

“My professional history has been a journey with many pathways that led me to my teaching position,” Lewis said. “I am proud to be an educator.”


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Alexandria M. Lewis

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