Elijah Levy

University Professor

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards

Honored for Distinguished Volunteerism

Guest Lecturer at Universities

Author and Editor of Books

Two Time Ironman Finisher

Dr. Levy has dedicated his career to treating individuals living with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Bipolar and Related Disorders. He has been a Clinical Director of inpatient programs and currently provides psychiatric rehabilitation services to 90 mentally ill residents at Founders House of Hope in Artesia, CA The program includes skill acquisition, supported employment, community reintegration, functional/capacity building and illness management/recovery. The program services, supports and resources engender self-determination, meaningful living and instilling hope and optimism.

Dr. Levy has been teaching at University of Redlands in the undergraduate and graduate school since 1992. He teaches business ethics, strategic management, leadership and organizational behavior courses in the MBA and the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. In 2012 Dr. Levy began teaching at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA His courses include Biopsychology, Psychopathology and DSM V to Physician Assistant students. Dr. Levy teaches psychology courses at Pasadena City College and Long Beach City College. He has received excellence in teaching awards and has been recognized for his volunteer services. Dr. Levy has published two books, edited five books/anthologies of poetry written by the mentally ill and produced a documentary with a filmmaker colleague on mental illness. He currently volunteers for Biola University Nursing Program, U.S. Vets: Veterans Peer and Navigation Network and he facilitates a learning group with former students.


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Dr. Levy is a deeply thoughtful, caring individual who encourages and inspires all who come in contact with him to pursue their aspirations with conviction and courage. He emphasizes high ethical standards, critical thinking, and respect for diversity. His concern for the needs and well-being of others is rare and genuine. I am and will always be extremely grateful for the support and guidance he has provided me.   




I had the good fortune of meeting Elijah when I applied for an adjunct teaching position at the University of Redlands. The university assigned him conduct my in-person interview and teaching demonstration. I had limited teaching experience at the time and, were it not for Elijah's calming, encouraging demeanor, I might not have performed well and, as a result, may have decided teaching was not for me. He was (and is) a model of intellectual vigor tempered with authentic humility and empathy that I took with me when engaging with my students in the years to come. I am deeply thankful to have met him at that critical stage in my personal and professional journey and know that the impact I have had the opportunity to make in the lives of my students is in part due to his influence on me.          Jeremy


Elijah with his parents at Oceanside California Half Ironman

Elijah with mother- in-law Beverly and father-in-law Bob
Elijah and his dad Jules
Elijah's daughter Diane and his mother Esther at Ironman
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Elijah's wife Nora and two daughters Elise and Diane
Elijah and Good Friend Mike at Hancock Triathlon, 2016
Guest Lecturing at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine

Elijah was invited to be a guest lecturer for a week at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine in February of 2019.  I lectured to a wonderful class of students earning their doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  The week was devoted to teaching Western Approaches to Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment.