Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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., Borba, J., Hill, R. D., & Miller, J. C. (in press). Effective communication of 4-H program essentials to 4-H families. Journal of Extension.

  • 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.; Iaccopucci, A. (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.; Miller, J. C.; Bird, M.; Borba, J; Hill, R.; Keywood, J; Trzesniewksi, K. (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.; Wilkins, T.; Borba, J.; Nathaniel, K.; & Schoenfelder, E (2018). Developing a common evaluation tool for camps. Journal of Youth Development. 13:1-2, 306-315.
  • Iaccopucci, A.; Soule, K. E.; Lewis, K.M. (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.; Soule, K. E.; Withrow-Clark, R. (2017). 4-H Mindfulness Project annotated bibliography. ANR Catalog. http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8588.pdf
  • Duncan, R. J.; Washburn, I. J.; Lewis, K. M.; Bavarian, N.; DuBois, D. L.; Acock, A. C.; … Flay, B. R. (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.; Iaccopucci, A. M.; Lewis, K. M.; & Worker, S. M (2017). "Development of a health survey instrument for 5- to 8-year-old youth." Journal of Extension 55(1)
  • Silverthorn, N.; DuBois, D. L.; Lewis, K. M.; Reed, A.; Bavarian, N.; Day, J; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Meehan, C. L.; Lewis, K. M.; ...Brian, K (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.; Borba, J.; Nathaniel, K.; Schoenfelder, E (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.; Duncan, R. J.; Korucu, I.; & Napoli, A. (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.; Acock, A.; DuBois, D. L.; Yan, Z.; Vuchinich, S.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Ji, P.; DuBois, D. L.; Acock, A.; Bavarian, N.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Ji, P.; Day, J.; Silverthorn, N.; Bavarian, N.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Widaman, K. F.; Worker, S. M.; & Trzesniewski, K. (2015). "National 4-H Common Measures: Initial evaluation from California 4-H." Journal of Extension 53(2)
  • Schmitt, S. A.; Flay, B.R.; & Lewis, K. (2014). A pilot evaluation of the Positive Action prekindergarten lessons. Early Child Development and Care.
  • Bavarian, N.; Duncan, R.; Lewis, K. M.; Miao, A.; & Washburn, I. J. (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.; Bavarian, N.; Acock, A.; Silverthorn, N.; Day, J.; . . . Flay, B. (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.; Bavarian, N.l; DuBois, D. L.; Day, J.; Ji, P.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; DuBois, D. L.; Acock, A.; Vuchinich, S.; Silverthorn, N.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Masyn, K.; & Meloy, M. E (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.; Snyder, F. J.; Acock, A.; Day, J.; DuBois, D. L.; . . . Flay, B. R. (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.; Lewis, K. M.; Miller, J. C. & the Youth Retention Study Team (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.; Lewis, K. M.; Miller, J. C. & the Youth Retention Study Team (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.; Lewis, K. M.; Miller, J. C. & the Youth Retention Study Team (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.; Horowitz, M.; Espinoza, D. (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.; Horrillo, S. J.; Harris, L. S.; & Miner, G. (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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