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Lawrence J. Leonard, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Education

lleonard@latech.edu

Office: (318) 257-3712
Fax: (318) 257-2379

Woodard Hall 102
P.O. Box 3163
Ruston, LA 71272

Curriculum Vitæ

Research Interests

  • Educational Administration
  • Organizational Learning
  • School Reform & Innovation
  • Shared Empowerment
  • Change Theory
  • Technology Integration & Supervision
  • Diversity Orientations in Education

Education

  • 1996: Ph.D. Educational Administration, University of Toronto, Toronto, OT Canada
  • 1990: M.Ed. Educational Administration, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS Canada
  • 1986: B.A. English & Psychology, Memorial University, St. John's, NL Canada
  • 1984: B.A. Education, Memorial University, St. John's, NL Canada

Recent Appointments

  • 2012 - Present: Dean, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2007 - 2012: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2003 - Present: Professor, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2002 - Present: NCATE Coordinator, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2005 - Present: Campus Director, Louisiana Education Consortium (LEC) Doctoral Program, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2000 - 2003: Associate Professor, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2000 - 2001: Acting Director, Graduate Studies and Research, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 1998 - 2000: Professional Affiliate, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, SK Canada

Selected Honors

  • 2007: Outstanding Research Faculty Award, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership
  • 2007: Outstanding Clinical University Faculty Award
  • 2006: Outstanding Research Faculty Award, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership
  • 2005: Co-recipient (with P. Leonard) of the Outstanding Research Paper Award at the
  • Annual Conference of the Louisiana Education Research Association in Shreveport, LA. “Learning Communities in Louisiana Schools: The View from Above.“
  • 2005: College of Education nominee for the Louisiana Tech University Senate Chair Award
  • 2001 - Present: BankOne Endowed Professor

Selected Publications

  • Leonard, Lawrence. (2008). Preserving the Learning Environment: Leadership for Time. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning Oct./Dec., 2008.
  • Leonard, Lawrence and Leonard, Pauline. (2006). Leadership for technology integration: Computing the reality. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 52(4), 209-221.
  • Leonard, Pauline, and Leonard, Lawrence. (2006). "Teachers and Tolerance: Discriminating Diversity Dispositions". The Teacher Educator,42(1), 30-62.
  • Leonard, Lawrence and Leonard, Pauline. (2005). Learning Communities in Louisiana Journal of the Louisiana Education Research Association, Fall Issue, 1-12.
  • Leonard, Lawrence and Leonard, Pauline. (2005). Achieving professional community in schools: The administrator challenge. Planning and Changing,36(1&2), 23-39.