Chad Lewis

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: PhD

Industry Expertise: applied behavior analysis

Research Interest: addiction, staff training, and intensive supports


Chad Lewis has been a BCBA since 2014. Lewis has owned his own private practice and now works as part of a large behavioral health organization in Missouri. He currently runs an inpatient pilot project that uses only applied behavior analysis ABA to treat socially significant behavior in adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These are extreme cases, so it is either they work with Lewis, or they go to jail or a forensics unit. It has been very successful so far. Outside of this current program, he has worked with clients of all ages and with a plethora of diagnoses. In his current organization he is also a practicum instructor for those training to be a BCBA and those training to be a licensed psychologist. He loves working with students and mentoring students to excel and make great analytic behavior analysts! He has been teaching at the graduate level since July 2019.