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Judy A. Leavell, PhD
Associate Professor of Reading

Phone: 512-637-5674

Education
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1988
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1972
  • BS in Elementary Education at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1970
  • BA at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1968
Why I Teach

I center my teaching approach around my students. I believe that together as a group, we build knowledge as learners. In the classroom, I create a space for open, lively dialogue that addresses authentic, real-world problems. I invite debate and collaboration.

My goal is that what students learn in my class will make a difference in their lives — and in their careers as teachers. Education is the key to the future and my students have a vital role to play.