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University of California
Communication Services & Information Technology

Dr. Kendra M. Lewis

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Academic Coordinator
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95618-7774
530-750-1337
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Education

Ph. D. Human Development & Family Studies, Oregon State University. 2012
M.S. Human Development & Family Studies, Oregon State University. 2010
B.A. Child Development, CSU Chico. 2007

Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award: Outstanding Research
    Presented by UC ANR,  2018
  • Achievement in Service Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2017
  • Excellence in Teamwork Specialty Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2017
  • Excellence in 4-H Club Support Specialty Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2015

Specialty

Evaluation, Positive Youth Development, Social-Emotional Learning

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Lewis, K.M. (2018). 4-H Leadership Development Project: California 4-H Project Sheet. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/235276.pdf
  • Lewis, K.M.; Soule, K. E., et al. (2018). 4-H Mindfulness: California 4-H Project Sheet. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/241590.pdf
  • Lewis, K. M.; Ewers, T., et al. (2018). Addressing retention in youth programs: A survey for understanding families' experiences. Journal of Extension. 56. https://joe.org/joe/2018june/tt3.php
  • Lewis, K. M.; Bird, M., et al. (2018). Developing a common evaluation tool for camps. Journal of Youth Development. 13:1-2, 306-315.
  • Iaccopucci, A.; Soule, K. E., et al. (2018). Mindful Me: A 4-H Primary Mindfulness Curriculum. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Iaccopucci, A.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2017). 4-H Mindfulness Project annotated bibliography. ANR Catalog. http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8588.pdf
  • Duncan, R. J.; Washburn, I. J., et al. (2017). Can universal SEL programs benefit universally? Effects of the Positive Action program on multiple trajectories of social-emotional and misconduct behaviors. Prevention Science. 18, 214-224.
  • Neelon, M.; Brian, K., et al. (2017). "Development of a health survey instrument for 5- to 8-year-old youth." Journal of Extension 55(1)
  • Silverthorn, N.; DuBois, D. L., et al. (2017). Effects of a school-based social-emotional and character development program on self-esteem levels and processes: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Sage Open. 7.
  • Smith, M. H.; Worker, S. M., et al. (2017). Investigation of approaches to educator professional development in 4-H nationally. Journal of Extension. 55. https://www.joe.org/joe/2017august/rb2.php
  • Lewis, K. M.; Bird, M., et al. (2017). Teen staff experiences in California 4-H camps. 2017 American Camp Association Research Forum Abstracts. 19-21. https://www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/resource_library/2017_ACA_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
  • Schmitt, S. A.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2017). The effects of Positive Action on preschool children's social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Early Childhood Education Journal.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Flay, B.R. (2017). The Positive Action family program: A pilot randomized trial and replication. Advances in Pediatric Research. 2.
  • Bavarian, N.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2016). Effects of a school-based social–emotional and character development program on health behaviors: A matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Primary Prevention. 1-19.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Vuchinich, S., et al. (2016). Effects of the positive action program on indicators of positive youth development among urban youth. Applied Developmental Science. 1-13.
  • Lewis, K. M.; DuBois, D. L., et al. (2016). Meeting the challenges of longitudinal cluster-based trials in schools: Lessons from the Chicago trial of Positive Action. Evaluation & the Health Professions. http://ehp.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/04/0163278716673688.full
  • Lewis, K.M.; Worker, S.M (2016). "Youth and adult perceptions of a new technology in California 4-H: The Online Record Book." Journal of Youth Development 11(2)
  • Lewis, K.M.; Worker, S.M. (2015). "Examination of attitude and interest measures for 4-H science evaluation." Journal of Extension 53(3)
  • Lewis, K. M.; Horrillo, S. J., et al. (2015). "National 4-H Common Measures: Initial evaluation from California 4-H." Journal of Extension 53(2)
  • Schmitt, S. A.; Flay, B.R., et al. (2014). A pilot evaluation of the Positive Action prekindergarten lessons. Early Child Development and Care.
  • Bavarian, N.; Duncan, R., et al. (2014). Adolescent substance use following participation in a universal drug prevention program: Examining relationships with program recall and baseline use status. Substance Abuse.
  • Lewis, K. M.; DuBois, D. L., et al. (2013). Effects of Positive Action on the emotional health of urban youth: A cluster-randomized trial. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Schure, M. B., et al. (2013). Problem behavior and urban, low income youth: A randomized controlled trial of Positive Action in Chicago. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 44, 622-630.
  • Bavarian, N.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2013). Using social-emotional and character development to improve academic outcomes: A matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial in low-income, urban schools. Journal of School Health. 83, 771-779.
  • Lipscomb, S. T.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2012). Child care assistance for families involved in the child welfare system: Predicting child care subsidy use and stability. Children and Youth Services Review. 34, 2454-2463.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Bavarian, N., et al. (2012). Direct and mediated effects of a social-emotional and character development program on adolescent substance use. International Journal of Emotional Education. 4, 56-78.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Lewis, K.M. (2017). 4-H Professional Development Needs Assessment. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Borba, J.; Hill, R., et al. (2017). County Information Sheet. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/271859.pdf
  • Borba, J.; Hill, R., et al. (2017). Handbook for Families. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/271860.pdf
  • Lewis, K.M. (2017). Have a Party to Share Evaluation Results! Blog post for the American Camp Association. https://www.acacamps.org/news-publications/blogs/research-360/have-data-party-share-evaluation-results
  • Lewis, K.M. (2017). Have a Party to Share Evaluation Results! Blog post for the American Evaluation Association. http://aea365.org/blog/have-a-party-to-share-evaluation-results-by-kendra-lewis/
  • Borba, J.; Hill, R., et al. (2017). Project Leader Checklist. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/254367.pdf
  • Iaccopucci, A.; Lewis, K. M., et al. (2016). Wellness challenge leads to results at the 4‐H State Leadership Conference. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program. http://ucanr.edu/delivers/?impact=982&delivers=1
  • Lewis, K. M. (2015). 4-H Common Measure: Social-emotional development. Davis, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Lewis, K. M. (2015). New York 4-H healthy living common measures data. Davis, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Worker, S.M (2014). Evaluation report for the 2014 online record book satisfaction survey.
  • Lewis, K. M. (2014). Promoting postivie youth development: Initial results from 4-H Thrive! UC Delivers. http://ucanr.edu/delivers/archives/?impact=926&delivers=1
  • Lewis, K. M.; Trzesniewski, K. H. (2014). Summary of piloting workforce readiness common measure in California. Davis, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Lewis, K. M.; Trzesniewski, K., et al. (2013). 4-H Thrive! Implementation of the Step-It-Up-2-Thrive Curriculum in 4-H. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, California 4-H Youth Development Program.

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