Leslie Locke
PSR, Faculty at University of Iowa
Biographical Information

Leslie Ann Locke earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Administration with an emphasis in sociology (race and ethnic studies), as well as a graduate certificate in Advanced Research Methods with a focus on qualitative methodology from Texas A&M University in 2011.  Dr. Locke’s research interests include issues of social justice and equity for students from traditionally marginalized groups in the public K12 system.  She is currently examining early college programs as social justice policy interventions in education. 
Dr. Locke has served as an associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly, and on the internal review board of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.  She has published in national journals and presented at numerous national conventions.  Dr. Locke has taught at all levels, K12 through graduate school, and is currently teaching graduate courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling, including Leading Diverse Student Populations, the Literature Review, Qualitative Research Methods, and the Dissertation Boot Camp.

Distinctions at UCEA
2015-2016 PSR
University of Iowa
2016-2017 PSR
University of Iowa
2017-2018 PSR
University of Iowa
2018-2019 PSR
University of Iowa
2021-2022 PSR
University of Iowa