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Leckie named Interim Assistant Dean for College of Education

Alisa Leckie, Ph.D.
Alisa Leckie, Ph.D.

Georgia Southern University College of Education recently announced the appointment of Alisa Leckie, Ph.D., as the Interim Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Outreach, official August 1.

The position of assistant dean was created to focus on the College’s relationships with schools as well as outreach in the communities including units such as the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) as well as the Teaching as a Professional Pathway program in high schools across the state.

“Dr. Leckie has a strong track record of collaborations with schools including her long-standing relationship with both the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and Effingham County Schools where she provides teachers with content and professional development to better support English Language Learners (ELLs),” said Associate Dean for Administration and Faculty Affairs Tracy Linderholm, Ph.D. “She has recently agreed to collaborate with Bulloch County Schools to conduct a feasibility study for new student services.”

Leckie serves on the Advisory Board for the Hesse K-8 Professional Development School and has served as program evaluator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through a collaboration with the College’s i2STEMe and the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT). Presently, she co-chairs Georgia Southern’s largest and oldest conference, the National Youth-At-Risk Conference hosted in Savannah each spring. 

“Alisa’s leadership skills are impressive as well,” added Linderholm. “She lead a pilot-test for our new prior learning assessment (PLA) policy for graduate students, co-developed and grew enrollment in a new M.Ed. program, co-developed a new endorsement program, and chaired the University’s undergraduate curriculum committee during consolidation.”

Leckie joined the College of Education in 2013 and serves as an associate professor of English Learner Education. She was named a 2018-2019 recipient of the Jack Miller Award for Teaching. 

“This is just a short list of her accomplishments in the area of partnerships and leadership,” said Linderholm. “We congratulate Dr. Leckie and wish her success in the coming year.”

Leckie will serve as interim assistant dean for approximately a year, during which time the College will complete an internal search for the permanent position.

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