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Summer Lewis

Lewis, Summer
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Contact Information:
Office: 785-532-5961
Home University:

Kansas State University
Kansas State University 302 Seaton Hall
920 N 17th St
Manhattan, KS 66506

Program involvement
Community Development Graduate Programs - Instructor


Summer Lewis is the director of True Roots International, a nonprofit consulting organization dedicated to raising the profile of small-scale development and humanitarian initiatives, providing no-nonsense guidance, tools, and training to better plan, implement, and measure project impact. She teaches for Kansas State University and Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, piloting a new International Development course for the Great Plains IDEA online masters in the community development program. She also teaches Women and Globalization, a course focused on gender equity and women’s contribution at various levels of the coffee value chain, for the KSU Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies undergraduate program.

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, Spanish, and women’s studies from KSU and completed a Master in International Studies: Peace and Conflict Resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Originally from Manhattan, Kan., Lewis has spent more than half her life abroad—working, living and traveling across 35 countries and 6 continents. 



M.I.S. in International Studies with specialization in Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Queensland, Australia, 2012
B.A. in Sociology, Kansas State University, 2005
B.A. in Modern Languages with specialization in Spanish, Kansas State University, 2005
B.A. in Women's Studies, Kansas State University, 2005