Lewis Bonney, PhD


Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-5361

Fax: (626) 815-5351

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, 209

Lewis Bonney’s career arc started with appointment as a Psychologist in the US Navy assigned to the Pearl Harbor Mental Health Outpatient Clinic (1964-1967) and later as Supervisor of Counseling for a Ford Motor pilot project for hard-core unemployed persons in Philadelphia (1968-1969). He won a US Department of Education research grant to test the portability of cognitive skills, replicating his dissertation project (1968-1970), and resulting in appointment as Assistant to the Superintendent for Project Management and Development in a large urban school district (San Bernardino, (1970-1977). He was later self-employed as consultant to ten California County governments regarding effectiveness of mental health programs. Concurrently, he took assignments as an expert witness in child custody litigation (1977-1999). He landed at Azusa Pacific University in 2000 as a Professor in the School of Education. At Azusa Pacific, he taught assessment and research courses and co-led representatives from six different academic disciplines in providing Clergy Care Day, an outreach to local clergy in the areas of business, physical, mental and spiritual wellness. He chaired the Institutional Review Board charged with ethical review of social-science research projects. His research interests were in tacit knowledge for leadership and mindfulness for school leaders.


  • PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Arizona
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley


  • Licensed Psychologist, California Board of Psychology

Academic Area

  • School of Education


  • Licensed as a Psychologist
  • California Council for Teacher Credentialing
  • California Board of Psychology Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Courses Taught

  • EDCO 592 – Foundations and Ethics in Research
  • EDPY 636 – Research and Evaluation in School Psychology
  • EDPY 683 – Psychoeducational Assessment III
  • EDPY 690 – Advanced Individual Research