Leslie Loughmiller, Ed.D.
Dissertation Committee Adjunct,
Department of Leadership and Administration
I earned my BS in Deaf Education from Texas Tech University, my M.Ed. in Special Education/Diagnostician from Texas State University, and my Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
I am an enthusiastic educator from Austin Texas, a native Texan, who brings 28 years of experience and expertise in the areas of special education, elementary education, early childhood, elementary curriculum development, higher education leadership and adult education. I was a public school special education teacher for 10 years, then an early childhood administrative supervisor for 4 years while also teaching in higher education. I have spent the last 20 years in higher education teaching and mentoring pre-service teachers and graduate students as well as developing programs and courses for university programs. During my tenure in higher education I have also served as a Chair and Committee member for a fully-online Doctoral Programs. My expertise is in qualitative research as I truly see the value for this type of research in an Ed.D. program.
I am recently published in an international on-line journal and continue to present at national and local conferences. My current research and presentations include best practices in teaching students with disabilities through technology and fostering literature to promote inclusive education in prek-12 and higher education classrooms.
In addition, I serve on an editorial review board for a researched based journal in special education, the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals. I am a proud school board member for the Odyssey School of Austin, Texas which serves 6-12th grade students with disabilities.
Lastly, I do have a love for teaching and mentoring students, but most of all my faith, my family, friends, and the church community in which I live in Austin. When I am not teaching, I spend time with my family in the Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ, taking long walks with my husband and dog, shopping, and listening to small live music venues. My hope is to inspire you to become an effective teacher, scholar, and successful doctoral graduate and find that you have chosen a true vocation in education.
Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership
Nova Southeastern University
Master's in Special Education
Southwest Texas State University
Bachelor's in Education of the Hearing Impaired
Texas Tech University
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