Tim Lewis

  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Positive Behavior Supports


Dr. Tim Lewis has been involved in special education for 30 years.  Dr. Lewis has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders in high school, elementary, and self-contained psychiatric settings.  At present, Dr. Lewis is Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri. Dr. Lewis is a member of 13 editorial boards. Dr. Lewis has been involved with developing school-wide systems of behavioral support for over 20 years.  He has worked directly with school teams around the world, secured over $38 million in grants to support his research and demonstration efforts, and is a frequent contributor to the professional literature examining various aspects of Positive Behavior Support. Dr. Lewis directs the University of Missouri Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Support and is Co-Director of the national OSEP Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. His specialty areas include social skill instruction, functional assessment, and proactive school-wide discipline systems.