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Leslie Curda, PhD

Full Professor, School of Education

Leslie Curda, PhD


Area of Expertise:

  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Online Learning Environments
  • Research Methods and Statistics


  • 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