Dr. Leslie Loughmiller holds a B.S. in Deaf Education, an M.Ed, in Special Education, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. She is an Associate Professor of Special Education for the School of Education. Prior to working at St. Edward’s University she spent 10 years as a full-time faculty member at Texas State University San Marcos teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education. Prior to her arrival at Texas State, she was an administrative supervisor for the early childhood department in Austin Independent School District for 4 years and taught deaf and special needs children in the public schools in an around Austin for 10 years. Her areas of expertise include attrition and retention of general education teachers working in inclusive classrooms, instructional strategies for children with learning disabilities and who are at-risk, and effective instructional strategies for early childhood teachers. She frequently consults with surrounding rural districts and provides professional development training in the areas of best practices for inclusive classrooms and early literacy instructional strategies. Currently she is serving on the Board of Directors for the Odyssey School of Austin serving secondary students with special needs. Dr. Loughmiller received the runner-up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Texas State University and the Educator of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Phi during her time at Texas State. She serves on numerous committees for the university and is an active member for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Learning Disabilities Association of Texas (LDAT), and the National Association for Educating Young Children (NAEYC).


Doctor of Education  August 2005

  Nova Southeastern University, Fort   LauderdaleFlorida

  Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership

  Specialization:  Adult Education

  Concentration:  Curriculum Studies

 Dissertation:  Development of an Additional Field-Based Experience for Undergraduate    Elementary Pre-service Teachers


Master of Education May 1998

  SouthwestTexasStateUniversity, San Marcos, TX

  Major:  Special Education, Minor:  Educational Diagnostician


Bachelor of Science December 1991

  TexasTechUniversity, Lubbock,  TX

  Major:  Education of the Hearing Impaired


Texas Educator Certification

  Educational Diagnostician

  EC-12 Principal

  1-8  Elementary

  EC-12 Deaf Education/Special Education