Edward Leonard, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor


Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi, Educational Administration and Supervision, 1984.

M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi, Secondary Education, Science Emphasis, 1976

B.A., Auburn University, Psychology major with minors in History and Physics, 1970


Contact: edward.leonard@usm.edu


Dr. Leonard is a retired school administrator who served 30 years in the public schools of Mississippi.  He has served as teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent (Picayune School District), and superintendent of education (Forest Municipal School District). He has also served as Director of Student Life at William Carey University and done extensive adjunct work for William Carey University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Research Interests:


His research interests include school finance, administrator preparation, school leadership and organizational theory.


Selected Activities and Honors:


Administrator of the Year 2002 - 2003, William Carey College

Forest Lions Club President 1999-2000.

Advisory Council Member Scott County Hispanic Mission.

Forest Chamber of Commerce, Education Committee Member.

Picayune Rotary Club Member and Scholarship Committee Chairman.

Picayune Kiwanis Club Member.

Advisory Council Member for Pearl River Infant Stimulation Project.

Advisory Council Member for Gulf Coast Learning Resource Center.

Membership Chairman for the Pine Burr Area Council Boy Scouts of America.

Star Teacher, Five Times.