Professor and Therapist
Dr. David Levy is a professor, psychologist, media consultant, and author (Life Is a 4-Letter Word).
A Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, he's been teaching graduate psychology courses since 1986. He received his B.A. degree in theater arts from UCLA, his M.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, a second M.A. in psychology from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA, where he specialized in social psychology. He's served as a Visiting Professor of Psychology in the former Soviet Union, where he delivered lectures and workshops at Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University and the Leningrad Academy of Science.
He was honored as a Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow and with the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine, and was a recipient of the Shepard Ivory Franz Distinguished Teaching Award and Charles F. Scott Fellowship at UCLA.
Dr. Levy holds professional licenses both in psychology and in marriage and family therapy and has worked in a wide range of private practice and inpatient settings.
As a media consultant, Levy has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts (including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Fox, NatGeo, A&E, and E!), providing psychological perspectives on current events, and examining issues and trends in the mental health fields.