Leslie Locke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Dr. Leslie Ann Locke received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Administration from Texas A&M University in 2011. She also received the first Graduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods given at Texas A&M University for her expertise in qualitative research methods. Her research interests include education for social justice, the education of traditionally marginalized students, and various forms of school leadership for equity and excellence. She has published on these topics, and is working on scholarship regarding the Early College High School as a social justice policy solution for traditionally marginalized students.


Selected Publications:

McKenzie, K. & Locke, L. (in press). Distributed leadership: A good theory, but what if leaders won’t or don’t know how to lead? Journal of School Leadership.

Venzant Chambers, T., Huggins, K., Locke, L. & Fowler, R. (in press). Between a “ROC” and a school place: The role of racial opportunity cost in the educational experiences of academically successful students of color. Educational Studies.

Venzant-Chambers, T., Locke, L., & Medina, A. (in press). “That fuego, that fire in their stomach” Academically successful Latina/o students and racial opportunity cost. International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership.

Locke, L., Stedrak, L., & Eadens, D. (in press). Latina students, an early college high school, and educational opportunity: A case study. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

Maxwell, G., Locke, L., & Scheurich, J. (in press). The rural social justice leader: A profile in resilience. Journal of School Leadership.

Maxwell, G., Locke, L., & Scheurich, J. (2013). Case study of three rural Texas superintendents as equity oriented change agents. The Qualitative Report, 18 (22), 1-23. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR18/maxwell22.pdf

Stedrak, L., Ortagus, J. & Locke, L. (2013, Summer). Improving professional development in education: The role of digital technology. Journal for Computing Teachers. http://www.iste.org/Store/Product?ID=2854