Leslie Curda, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

Contact:
lcurda@ncu.edu

Area of Expertise:
• Instructional Design and Development
• Early Childhood Education
• Online Learning Environments
• Research Methods and Statistics

Education:
• Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
• B.A.., Eckerd College
• B.A., Eckerd College

Dissertation:
Validation of a Measure of Teachers’ efficacy and outcome expectations in the content domains of reading and mathematics

Selected Book Chapters:
• “Practical guidelines for development and implementation of learning objects, repositories, and design patterns in higher education contexts” in Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: Issues, applications and technologies, IGI Publishing (2008)
• “Outcome-referenced, conditions-based theories and models of instructional design,” in Handbook of research on educational communications and technology , Erlbaum (2007)
• “Using latent trait models for program evaluations: An example using a preservice teachers' instructional media course”, Research methods in educational technology (pp. 181-200), Information Age Publishing (2001)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Associate Professor, Instructional Technology and Educational Psychology, University of West Florida
• Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, University of Toledo
• Assistant Professor, Instructional Design, Florida State University
• Public School Teacher, Grades PreK-3, Florida
• Peace Corps Volunteer, Haiti