- Adjunct Faculty
- Dillard College of Business Administration
Norm Lewis fell into teaching by chance. While working at MSUTexas, there was a last minute need for an instructor to take on a section of General Economics., and he was asked if he would like to give it a try. What he did not know was that is first course would be 111 students taught in one of the large lecture classrooms in the Bolin Science Hall! He knew he had developed a good rapport with the students, when he walked into class one morning and 111 voices boomed "Norm!!!", a catch phrase from a popular television show of the time called "Cheers!". And that was how the class started each day.
Norm has always been passionate about economics, especially the importance of having a good basic understanding of economics to good citizenship. That has been a driving force to continue teaching throughout his various careers, which have included doing occupational and labor market research with the Texas Workforce Commission in Austin, an instructor and courseware developer for a software company in Austin, and currently as a regional economist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, primarily doing cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management projects, water supply studies, and ecosystem restoration projects.
In addition to teaching at MSUTexas, he has taught courses at Tulane University and Texas Christian University. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration Degree, both from MSUTexas and a graduate certificate in Risk Assessment and Risk Management from the Notre Dame of Maryland University.
When not teaching or working, Norm enjoys gardening and genealogy. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Fort Worth.
|Midwestern State University||M.B.A.||1993|
|Midwestern State University||B.S., Economics||1987|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|Midwestern State University||Adjunct Faculty||08/01/2006|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Regional Economist||05/01/2006|
|Midwestern State University||Director and Assistant Professor, Bureau of Business and Government Research||05/01/2001||06/01/2004|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Director and Assistant Professor, Bureau of Business and Government Research||01/01/2001||05/01/2001|
|Pervasive Software Inc.||Courseware Developer and Lead Technical Instructor||12/01/1999||12/01/1999|
|Pervasive Software Inc.||Courseware Developer and Technical Training Specialist||04/01/1999||01/01/2001|
|University College, Tulane University||Adjunct Faculty||01/01/1999||05/11/2021|
|Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee||Economist III, Socrates Project||10/01/1998||04/01/1999|
|Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee||Economist II, SOCRATES Project||08/01/1998||10/01/1998|
|Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee||Webmaster||11/01/1997||07/01/1998|
|Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee||Project Coordinator, Emerging and Evolving Occupations Study||11/01/1997||08/01/1998|
|Self-Employed||Information Systems Consultant||05/01/1996||11/01/1997|
|Midwestern State Univeristy||Assistant Director and Instructor in Economics, Bureau of Business Government Research||09/01/1993||07/01/1995|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Director, Bureau of Business and Government Research||03/01/1992||09/01/1993|
|Midwestern State University||Instructor, Adjunct Faculty||01/01/1990||12/01/1990|
|Midwestern State University||Research Associate with the Bureau of Business and Government Research||03/01/1989||03/01/1992|