Leslie Curda, PhD

Program Lead - Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Leslie Curda photo

Contact: lcurda@ncu.edu

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