Rhonda LewisRhonda K. Lewis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Psychology and Department Chair

Rhonda K. Lewis, Ph.D., MPH. is professor and chair of the psychology department at Wichita State University. She is a member of the Society for Community Research and Action and the Association of Black Psychology. She is a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow at WSU. She serves as an Action Editor for the Journal of Community Psychology and as an Editorial consultant for the Journal of Black Psychology. She uses behavioral and community research methodologies to promote health among adolescents and reduce health disparities. Dr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience in community organizing, program development and evaluation. She has over 60+ publications and 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. Currently, Dr. Lewis has nine doctoral students. Her research interests are mental health, disparities in health, educational inequities, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, and youth violence. She also has expertise in community coalitions, evaluation, preventive interventions, ecological perspective, and public health.


Coming Soon

Chelsea Redger-Marquardt, Ed.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Applied Studies | Director, Honors Service-Learning and Leadership Academy 

Chelsea Redger-Marquardt holds a joint faculty appointment in the College of Applied Studies and the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College. Currently, she coordinates the university service-learning efforts as a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow in collaboration with Dr. Rhonda Lewis.  She teaches service-learning courses in both colleges and provides a number of faculty trainings and consultations.  Her research interest included service-learning in immersive service, student identity construction and sensemaking through service-learning participation, and examining dominant and unfamiliar narratives related to privilege and social cause service based focuses.

Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Sociology from Emporia State University, her Masters of Science in College Student Affairs from St. Cloud State University, and her Doctoral Degree from Wichita State University in Educational Leadership. 

2019-2020 Service-Learning Scholars 

Amy Kalb, DSW, LMSW

Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director in the School of Social Work

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

School of Social Work

Course: SCWK 302- Skills and Techniques of Practice


Breanna Boppre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

School of Criminal Justice

Course: CJ 318/783 AZ- Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice


Dasha Shamrova, Ph.D., MSW, MPA

Assistant Professor

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

School of Social Work

Course: SCWK 751 Foundation of Social Work Research


Laila Cure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering

Course: IME 452- Work Systems


Mythili Menon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

English and Linguistics

Course: ENGL/LING 668- Field Methods of Linguistics 


Perlekar Tamtam

Associate Teaching Professor

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Course: Shocker MINSTORMS Challenge