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Andrew Leland
Biographical Information

Dr. Leland teaches courses that prepare students to become teacher leaders, principals, and superintendents. He also teaches in the education doctorate program and supervises student capstone projects. Dr. Leland joined SIUE in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. in Educational Theory, Organization, and Policy at Rutgers University. 

Research Profile
Dr. Leland’s research interests include parent and family engagement, queer theory in education, and the use of research evidence in school- and district-level decision making.

Select Publications

  • Leland, A.S. (2020). Doing family differently in school-to-home contexts: Gay fathers at the schoolhouse door. Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Leland, A.S., Firestone, W.A., Perry, J.A., 7 McKeon, R.T. (2020). Examining cohort models in the education doctorate. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 11(3), 249-262.
  • Leland, A.S. (2019). The experiences of LGBT parents and caregivers with their children’s schooling: A critical review of the literature. Planning and Changing, 48(3/4), 129-149.
  • Firestone, W.A., Perry, J.A., Leland, A.S., & McKeon, R.T. (2019). Teaching research and data use in the education doctorate. Journal of Research on Leadership Education.
  • Leland, A.S. (2017). Navigating gay fatherhood: The experiences of four sets of gay fathers with their children’s education. Gender and Education, 29(5), 632-647.
Distinctions at UCEA
2021-2022 PSR
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville