Melanie Lewis

Assistant Professor of Education
Program Director of Teacher Librarian Services


Ed.D. candidate, Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
M.A., Education: School Librarianship, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2007
M.A., Education: Teaching, Learning and Technology, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, 2002
B.S., Liberal Studies, San Diego Christian College, El Cajon, CA, 1997

Share why you teach at FPU

I’m pleased to teach at an institution whose primary goal is to develop students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education.

Scholarly Interests

  • The impact of school libraries & librarians on the educational program
  • E-learning
  • Deep reading

Professional and Service Experience

  • Coordinator of Learning Resources, Golden Valley Unified School District, Madera, CA, 2012-2014
  • Adjunct faculty, Teacher Librarian Program, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2010-2012
  • President, Northern Section, California School Library Association, 2010-2011
  • Library Media Specialist, Liberty High School, Golden Valley Unified School District, Madera, CA, 2006-2011
  • Teacher, Grade 5, 186th Street Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Gardena, CA, 2003-2006
  • Teacher, Grade 5, Hermosa Elementary School, Atla Loma School District, Alta Loma, CA, 2002-2003
  • Teacher, Grade 3, Christian Elementary School, Christian Unified Schools of San Diego, El Cajon, CA, 1998-2002
  • Teacher, Grade 3, Bostonia Elementary School and W.D. Hall Elementary School, Cajon Valley Union School District, El Cajon, CA, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2011
  • School Library Journal/Cengage New Leader, 2010
  • Good Ideas! Award, California School Library Association, 2008
  • Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education, Los Angeles City Teachers' Mathematics Association, 2005
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • California School Library Association
  • Central Valley Library Consortium
  • Computer Using Educators

Publications and Presentations

  • "Making an Impact through Literature: An Author Profile of J.L. Powers," Library Media Connection, September 2012
  • Book reviews, Library Media Connection, 2011-12, 2014

Other Information

I enjoy reading, music, travel, and hiking and bicycling the great outdoors.