Director of Environmental Design and International Programs
2104 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992
Katrina Lewis received her Bachelor of Interior Architecture in 1998 and Master of Regional and Community Planning in 2001 from Kansas State University. She has taught design studios at the college level since 1998: at Kansas State University in the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design for over fifteen years, at Chongqing Jinazhu University in the People’s Republic of China for one year, in Afghanistan at Kabul University for two summers, and in Bangladesh at the Asian University for Women for one year.
Lewis’ scholarly interests include: teaching methodology, especially with beginning design students; international educational experiences, cultural exchanges, and study abroad; and the intersection between design and social justice. She received the honor of being selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow for professional studies in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in Summer 2012. The Fellowship shaped Lewis’ desire to explore a stronger understanding between design and peace professionals and higher education.
In 2014, Lewis was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design. She has taught in the College’s first-year Environmental Design Program since 2001, and currently serves as the College of Architecture, Planning and Design Environmental Design Studies Program First Year Studio Coordinator. In addition, Katrina teaches a second-year residential design studio and a contemporary design seminar for Interior Architecture and Product Design. Her creative outlets include travel, reading, fiber arts, and painting.