W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a Partner with TNG, LLC. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA, the Association for Title IX Administrators and NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, and was a board member and president of ASCA. He has worked with the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and the Department of Education’s Offices of Civil Rights as a trainer and consultant, training staff and investigators. He was a consultant to the Office of the Vice President and the White House Task Force on issues of Sexual Misconduct, as well as a core member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Task Force that proposed and created the United States Center for SafeSport, both of which he consults with and trains. He also consults with and trains numerous sports organizations and governing bodies at all levels from High Schools to Olympic Level athletes, trainers, coaches, and staff, including working with the NCAA and NJCAA.
He works regularly with clients in the areas of harassment, discrimination, disability, and retaliation, as well as prevention and response to dangerous and disruptive behaviors. He has trained thousands of administrators and law enforcement officers to properly investigate matters of sexual harassment and other types of civil rights harassment and discrimination, as well as presented prevention education workshops in these areas and in threat assessment and harm prevention. He consults regularly on these issues as well, including assisting with oversight of these investigations. He gave a TED Talk® related to this subject for lay people – including employees and supervisors – on how to properly respond to victims of trauma.
He is one of the most in-demand speakers and consultants in the country, serving as a frequent keynote and plenary speaker at national and international conferences. He is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of: Student/Staff Conduct; Behavioral Intervention/Threat Assessment Teams for all ages of students in crisis and distress; Titles II, III, IV, VI, VII, IX, ADA, and other civil rights laws; and general risk management in education. He is noted as well for his work in the area of classroom management and dealing with dangerous and disruptive students (and parents) and co-authored a book on classroom management and The Book on BIT. He has trained thousands of faculty and staff members on how to prevent, address, and properly report these incidents. He also trains law enforcement officers on how to investigate sensitive matters such as abuse and assault.
He presents regularly at schools and campuses internationally, assisting colleges and universities with legal, judicial, and risk management issues, as well as policy development and implementation. 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 education issues. He also assists clients with, oversees and conducts investigations and hearings for student/staff/faculty misconduct. He has also investigated thousands of allegations of misconduct.
Some of his most recent works include:
- The ATIXA Guide to Sanctioning Student Sexual Misconduct Violations (2018, ATIXA)
- Veterans on Campus: Avoiding and Addressing Mental Health Crises (2017, NaBITA)
- The ATIXA Playbook (2017, ATIXA)
- The ATIXA Rubric for Addressing Campus Sexual Assault (2017, ATIXA)
- Due Process and the Sex Police (2017, TNG)
- The Challenge of Title IX Responses to Campus Relationship and Intimate Partner Violence (2015, TNG)
- A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior (2013, Rutledge)
- The NCHERM Model Code of Student Conduct (2013, TNG)
- Costuming, Misogyny and Objectification as Risk Factors in Targeted Violence (2014, Journal of Gender and Violence)
- The Book on BIT (2011, NaBITA)
- Threat, Threat, Threat, Threat or Threat (2011, NaBITA)
- Deliberately Indifferent: Crafting Equitable and Effective Remedial Processes to Address Campus Sexual Violence (2011, NCHERM)
- Gamechangers: Reshaping Campus Sexual Misconduct Through Litigation (2010, NCHERM)
- Second Generation Behavioral Intervention Best Practices (2009, NCHERM)
- Risk Mitigation Through the NCHERM Behavior Intervention and Threat Assessment Model (2008, NCHERM)
- The Returning Veterans (Magna Publications)
- College and University Liability for Violent Campus Attacks (Journal of College and University Law, April 2008)
- The Faculty Mentor Series, The Perfect Storm: Understanding and Dealing with the New “Millennial” Student
- Campus Safety 101.
He is a member of NASPA, ACPA, ASCA, NaBITA, and ATIXA, and has served on the Board of Directors for ASCA and SCCPA, and serves on the Board of Advisors for NaBITA and ATIXA.
He has been interviewed and/or featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Student Affairs Today, Inside Higher Education, ESPN, ESPN The Magazine, Time, Newsweek, NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC, USA Today, Today’s Campus, as well as other publications and sources.
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. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his family. He is not currently barred in any jurisdiction.
His areas of expert consultation include:
- Sexual Assault and Harassment (Title VII and Title IX Training)
- Student Conduct and Judicial Board Training
- Suicide and Psychological Distress
- Campus Safety and Security
- Hazing Prevention and Greek Conduct Board Training
- Student Drinking and Drugs Programs
- Student and Employee Conduct Code Review
- Faculty Handbook Review
- Litigation Review
- Expert Witness Services
HIGHER EDUCATION TRAINING SESSIONS
- Behavioral Intervention Team Development & Training
- Mental Health Disturbances Prevention & Intervention
- Preventing & Managing Classroom and Workplace Disruption
- Workplace Violence Prevention
- Critical & Behavioral Incident Response
- EEOC, Title VII & Title IX Compliance for Colleges and Universities (including investigation policy analysis and development) for:
- Athletic Departments
- Student Affairs
- Human Resources
- Sexual Harassment Workshops
- Managing Millennials and Across Generational Lines
- Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct Issues
- Policy Development
- Case Management
- Panel Training
- Conduct Board Training
- Competency Based Models
- Questioning techniques
- Procedure & Protocol Development
- Student Conduct Program Development
- Academic Integrity & Honor Code Development & Implementation
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution
CORPORATE TRAINING SESSIONS
- Preventing & Responding to Workplace Violence
- Establishing Behavioral Intervention Protocols and Procedures
- Threat Assessment Protocols and Procedures
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Communications Skills Utilizing the Birkman© Tool
- Confrontation Skills/Employee Discipline
- Compliance with Federal Laws in Higher Education
- Negotiation Skills
- Assertiveness Skills
- Coaching Skills
Law 101 for Faculty
Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Student Behavior in the Classroom
For more information on bringing Scott to your campus, please contact Kate Halligan, Vice President of Client Relations, at 610-579-3725.
If you’d like to speak with Scott directly, please email Scott.Lewis@tngconsulting.com.