BIOGRAPHY: W. Scott Lewis, JD is a partner with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management and serves as Associate General Counsel for Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. He has been interviewed and/or featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, NPR, NBC, USA Today, Today’s Campus, as well as other publications and sources.

He serves as an author and editor in a number of areas including legal issues in higher education, campus safety and student development, campus conduct board training, and other higher education issues. His recent works include The Faculty Mentor Series, The Perfect Storm: Understanding and Dealing with the New “Millennial” Student, Campus Safety 101, The Returning Veterans and "College and University Liability for Violent Campus Attacks" (Journal of College and University Law, April 2008). He and the NCHERM partners have a regular blog at

Scott brings over fifteen years of unique experience, serving simultaneously as a student affairs administrator, faculty administrator, crisis/behavioral team chair, faculty member, and consultant in higher education at both public and private institutions.  He is a frequent keynote and plenary speaker, nationally recognized for his work on Behavioral Intervention for students in crisis and distress, classroom and office management, and dealing with disruptive students. He presents and trains regularly throughout the country, assisting colleges, universities, and corporations with legal, judicial, and risk management issues, as well as policy development and implementation.

Scott’s faculty work includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Education, Political Science, Business, and Corporate Continuing Education courses in Executive Education. He is a member of NASPA, ACPA, and has served on the Executive Board for SCCPA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ASCA (Formerly ASJA), and served as President for the 2010-2011 term.

He completed his undergraduate work in Psychology and his graduate work in Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University and received his Law degree and mediation training from the University of Houston.