Timothy L. Lewis
Professor & Department Chair of Biology
University of St. Thomas
F21 Class of 1994
Tim Lewis has chaired the Department of Biology at Wittenberg University for nine years. In that time the department reworked its curriculum, planned a building to support the pedagogy, built that building, and is now happily occupying the resultant learning spaces. That decade of work led to collaborations with other schools in their planning processes.
He teaches courses in ecology, evolution, introductory biology, and the ecology of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He also teaches field ecology courses in northern Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin as well as San Salvador, the Bahamas. Tim's research focuses on terrestrial vertebrate ecology, forest ecology, population dynamics, and computer applications used in the study of wildlife.
Current research includes spotted turtle ecology, white-tailed deer population dynamics, and forest management in small woodlots.
He also consults with schools about curricula and facilities for teaching in the sciences. He has received research funding from several sources, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Science Foundation, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He has published popular and technical articles and presented lectures to the public as well as scholarly papers to national and international associations of biologists. He received the Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993 and the Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2006. He was selected as a PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century in 1994. He holds a B.A. degree from Augustana College, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lewis came to Wittenberg University in 1990.