Shelly (Michele) Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS

Co-Director of Clinical Education
Associate Professor

Shelly Lewis

Contact

Department of Physical Therapy
901 Walnut Street
Room 502
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Shelly Lewis

215-503-6018

Shelly (Michele) Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS

Co-Director of Clinical Education
Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Clinical Education, with a focus on learning, structure/process, and professional behaviors
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Education

DPT, Arcadia University, 2012
MPT, University of Evansville, 1997
BS, University of Evansville, 1997

Selected Publications

Select Presentations

  • Lewis M. Defining and Developing Professionalism in the Classroom and Clinic. Session presented at: 2021 Educational Leadership Conference; October 22-24, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lewis M, Folkins F, Lesser M. Student and clinical instructor perspectives of clinical education site visits. Poster presented at: 2021 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 1-28, 2021; online.
  • Manella KJ, Wilkinson TC, Lewis MC, Dunn JC, Alhajeri S. Stakeholder perspectives on payment for clinical experience: NCCE Taskforce summary findings and final recommendations. Platform presented virtually at: 2020 Educational Leadership Conference; October 16-18, 2020; Online.
  • Lewis M. Taking the class pulse through the dilemma of the day. Lightning Round session presented at: Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s 18th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence; Jan 7-8, 2020; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lewis M, Wynarczuk KD, Barron B, Garten J, Neff M, Oliveri M, et al. Perspectives of professional behavior from students, faculty, and professionals. Poster presented at: Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s 18th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence; Jan 7-8, 2020; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Manella K, Wilkinson T, Alhajeri S, Dunn J, Konecne J, Lewis M, Myers K. Staying on task: Successful strategies of the NCCE Task Force on Payment for Clinical Experience. Session presented at the 2019 Educational Leadership Conference; October 18-20, 2019; Bellevue, Washington.
  • Lewis M. Beyond bulletpoints: Maximizing student engagement and learning through slide design. 50-minute session presented at: Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s 17th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence; Jan 9-10, 2019; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lewis M, Folkins E. Grading of professionalism on clinical experience after implementation of a professionalism module. Poster presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; Feb 21-24, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Lewis M. “Pro” active learning in large classes: Using debate to foster critical thinking and communication. Poster presented at: Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s 16th Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence; Jan 10, 2018; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lewis M. Exploring the influence of clinical experience on students’ prioritization of core values. Poster presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; Feb 15-18, 2017; San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lewis M, Folkins E, Ward K. Change in students' prioritized professional values after an 8-week clinical experience. Poster presented at: 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; Feb 17-20, 2016; Anaheim, California.
  • Lewis M. Fostering professionalism in experiential learning. 50-minute session presented at: Lilly International Conference, May 29, 2015, Bethesda MD.

 

Certifications

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Clinical Practice

Per Diem Acute Care Physical Therapist

Select Professional & Community Service

  • Philadelphia Area Clinical Education consortium, 2014-present; Secretary, 2017-present
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s Consortium of Humanities, Ethics, and Professionalism Consortium, Founding member; Leadership board, 2016-present
  • APTA Geriatrics CSM programming committee, 2018-present
  • APTA PA Minority Affairs Committee, 2020-present
  • Philadelphia Chapter, ALS Association volunteer, 1999-present

Awards & Honors

  • Inducted into University of the Sciences’ chapter of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society, March 2021
  • Awarded APTA’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s Clinical Educator of the Year Award, 2018
  • Awarded Pennsylvania Hospital’s Rehabilitation Employee of the Year, 2011