Shirley Kane Lewis

"Feminism & Faith: A Diversity of Voices"
Panel presentation and discussion

from a Jewish perspective

Shirley Kane Lewis, an award winning teacher and active community member, holds a B.S. (Vocal Music Education) from Wayne State University, a M.S.Ed. (Special Education) from Illinois State University, and an Ed.D. (Special Education) from Western Michigan University. She currently serves as Dean of Curriculum and Professor-In-The-College in Education and Humanities at Aquinas College.

Kane has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year at Aquinas College-both in 1993 and 1998. She has also taught at Western Michigan University and Mercy College and shared her expertise as a teacher consultant with several school districts. For over 25 years, Lewis has served as the music specialist at Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kane's publications and presentations include Teaching the Holocaust through a Humanities Approach (in process), "The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman" (Grand Valley State University, 1998), "Outreach & Intermarriage" (Calvin College, 1992), and "Intergenerational Conflict: Considerations for Resolutions" (American Society on Aging, National Conference, 1991).

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