Michael I Loewy, PhD, is associate professor in the San Francisco PhD clinical psychology program. He joined the program in 2009 as program director and served in that capacity for 6 years. In 2018 Dr. Loewy reduced to half time and continues to mentor students in research from the first year in the program through his research seminar and then working with each student independently from beginning to completion of their dissertation. In addition, he co-teaches an elective in the summer session on Health At Every Size with Dr. Nathaniel Pyle, instructor of sociology at Laney College, who also happens to be his husband with whom he has lived since 2002 and is also a Fat Studies scholar.
Before coming to CSPP, Dr. Loewy taught multicultural counseling at San Diego State University (1995-2001); counseling psychology at University of Missouri (2001-2002); and then went to University of North Dakota where is served as program director of the doctoral program in counseling psychology and then chair of the department of Counseling and Community Services (2002-2009).
Dr. Loewy was born in 1952 and raised in Los Angeles, then lived in Las Vegas, NV from 1974 where he received his BA in sociology (1987) before moving to Santa Barbara for graduate study in counseling psychology (PhD, 1994). He has one daughter who is currently residing in Las Vegas, where she was born.