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Leanna Lucero

Leanna Lucero
Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of TPAL, Clinical Director, Elementary Teacher Education

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(575) 646-2205
O’Donnell Hall Room 135



Dr. Leanna Lucero is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University. She is committed to, and specializes in, diversity, educational equity, and social justice.
Having earned in B.A. in liberal arts at the University of Texas at El Paso, she went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Foundations. After that, she earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at the University of Texas at El Paso, where her coursework focused on mathematics, science, and technology education as well as queer issues in education. Her dissertation research forged new ground in scholarly knowledge about the ways in which multiply marginalized LGBTQ youth use social media to create safe identity spaces.

She has held various roles within the field of education in the Paso Del Norte Border Region. Some of the roles include teaching in K-12 school systems, K-12 curriculum instructional facilitator, K-12 school administrator, University instructor, Teacher Education Researcher, and working with preservice and inservice teachers.