Kevin Leach


Kevin Leach is a native of Michigan, having been born and raised in the Detroit area, a long-suffering fan of the city’s professional sports teams. (Thank You 1968 Tigers!) He attended Eastern Nazarene College outside of Boston from which he received his B.A. He then earned an M.Ed. from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Returning to the Boston area, he worked at McLean Hospital for three years, then moved to New York where he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University), with a pre-doctoral internship back at McLean Hospital on the Behavior Therapy unit. After two years of clinical work as an outpatient therapist in Atlanta, Dr. Leach completed a 3 year-post doctoral appointment in the Harvard University Department of Psychology, with joint appointments as an Assistant Attending Psychologist at McLean Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Moving to the Puget Sound area, Dr. Leach worked as a Psychologist for five years at Rainier School in Buckley, Washington. He joined the faculty of Northwest University (then Northwest College) in 1996 and has been here full-time since then. From 2010 – 2017, Dr. Leach was a volunteer staff member of the University of Washington Volleyball team, serving as the Technical Director/Statistician. Dr. Leach is now in his fifth year of service as the Faculty Athletic Representative for Northwest University. His primary academic interests are in the fields of clinical/abnormal behavior and statistics.

Dr. Leach is a member of Advent Anglican in Kirkland, and was confirmed in the Church in May 2017. He serves there in the role of Parish Verger. Dr. Leach also served as the lay-representative from the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains (DRM) at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in 2018 in Jerusalem.  He is in the third year of a 3-year term on the Diocesan Leadership Council of the DRM. He has served as a DRM lay-representative to the Provincial Council of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and was elected to serve again in 2022.


B.A. Eastern Nazarene College (1975)

M.Ed. Georgia State University (1977)

M.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982)

Ph. D. State University of New York at Stony Brook (1985)


Professor of Psychology

Coordinator for Undergraduate Psychology

Faculty Athletic Representative

Faculty Member of the Compensation Committee


General Psychology

Life Span Psychology

Abnormal Psychology


Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Psychology in Sport and Exercise


MMPI evaluation of borderline personality disorder. (1982) Paper presented at the 90th meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

With Winters K. C., Newmark, C. S., Lumry, A. E., & Weintraub, S. (1985). MMPI codetypes characteristic of DSM-III schizophrenics, depressives, and bipolars. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41, 382-386

With Johnson, M. K., & Foley, M. A. (1988). The consequences for memory of imagining in the voice of another person. Memory and Cognition, 16, 337-342.

Recommended Reading

  • The Book of Common Prayer. (2019).Anglican Liturgy Press.
  • Mere Christianity. C. S. Lewis
  • The Problem of Pain. C. S. Lewis
  • Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Eric Metaxas
  • Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? (2nd Edition). Bruce Waltke
  • Reformation Anglicanism: A Vision for Today’s Global Communion. Ashley Null & John W. Yates III (Eds.)
  • The Complete Father Brown Stories. G. K. Chesterton
  • The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. Carl R. Trueman