Rolla E. Lewis, EdD, NCC

3449 NW Franklin Court
Portland, OR 97210


Professor Emeritus
Department of Educational Psychology
California State University, East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (503) 348-0074

Rolla E. Lewis, EdD, NCC, is professor emeritus in Educational Psychology at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). His current research and scholarly interests include public education advocacy, participatory leadership, and action research practices using the participatory inquiry process (PIP) to lifescape school communities in ways that enhance student learning power, wellness, and connectedness to the living environment and the communities where they live. He was School Counseling Coordinator at Portland State University (PSU), 1995-2006, and at CSUEB, 2006-2014. He was a Board Director for the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance and is an active Associate of the Taos Institute. Dr. Lewis has published numerous chapters, articles, and poems in books, peer-reviewed journals, and other publications. With the school administrator educator, Peg Winkelman, they wrote: Lewis, R. E., & Winkelman, P. (2017). Lifescaping Practices in School Communities: Implementing Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry. New York, NY: Routledge. He founded the Lifescaping Project with Peg, Ardella Dailey, and Greg Jennings in collaboration with the Taos Institute. They designed, and co-wrote with professionals-in-training and practitioners: Lewis, R. E., Dailey, A., Jennings, G., & Winkelman, P. (2017). Lifescaping Project: 2016 Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry in San Francisco Bay Area Schools. Chagrin Falls, OH: WorldShare Taos Publication. He is the recipient of the Oregon Counseling Association’s Leona Tyler Award for outstanding contributions to professional counseling.