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Leslie Trogdon

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Associate Professor of Education

(573) 592-1725

Columbia Parkade Plaza Building
Room: 21510


  • EDD, Education Leadership, William Woods University, 2013
  • EDS, Education Specialist - Administration, William Woods University, 2006
  • MED, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri, 1984
  • BS, Social Work, Missouri State U Springfield , 1977

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My goal as an educator is to use scholarly research and my experience in public school education to design rigorous and relevant learning opportunities for graduate students. Scholarly study, research design, and practitioner experiences are embedded into a collaborative learning environment to engage students in the design of sustainable organizational processes to solve complex educational issues. As a result, students will have the advanced knowledge and the leadership skills needed to be an effective leader in a variety of educational settings.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Improvement Plans and Reviews
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Assessment Plans

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EDU780 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
  • EDU740 Exploration of Qualitative Research
  • EDU760 Program Evaluation & Strategic Plan
  • EDU790 Research Seminar