Chris Lucas

Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Leadership in Human Service Administration

Westlake Hall 333
(309) 677-3179

Ph.D. Educational Administration, Higher Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A. Guidance and Counseling with Emphasis in Student Affairs from Southeast Missouri State University
B.A. English from Hanover College


Dr. Lucas began work at Bradley University on August 16, 2010. He serves as the Graduate Coordinator and Advisor for the Leadership in Human Service Administration program and the co-Advisor for the Leadership Studies Minor.  He is excited about the opportunity to continue to teach, serve, and further research in human services. Between 2004-2009, he was a Lecturer in the Honors Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as a Research Associate for an international grant and a Graduate Assistant in Student Services at the College of Education. Dr. Lucas has over nine years of professional experience in residence life leadership positions at Indiana University Bloomington, Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Southeast Missouri State University.


Courses for Fall Semester

  • EHC 200 Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • EHC 610 Survey in Human Service Administration
  • EHC 686 Field Experiences in Administration

Dr. Lucas teaches the core courses in the Leadership Studies Minor in partnership with a student affairs professional and will soon pilot a course in London in conjunction with the Study Abroad Program.  Dr. Lucas typically teaches the survey, institutional planning and evaluation, and field experiences courses in the human services curriculum.  All three courses are highlighted by direct application and intentional networking with practitioners.


Dr. Lucas has research and scholarship interests in:

  • Global leadership perspectives and strategies
  • College student development and leadership theory
  • Access to higher education

He actively engages with students, alums and community partners to produce research posters, conference presentations, and journal articles.


Dr. Lucas serves the department, the University, and the community of Peoria as well as member organizations. He presently assists with College of Education and Health Sciences faculty elections and curriculum reviews, and with individual volunteer efforts with local and national agencies. He also assists with emergency and planned community clean-up efforts. Dr. Lucas maintains active memberships in national organizations related to human services and higher education.