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Dr. Virginia Leiker Assistant Professor Chair of Educational Leadership Program
School of Education

Dr. Virginia Leiker is the director of the Educational Leadership Program. She was a principal for several years. She can speak on educational leadership.

Areas of Expertise
Educational Leadership


  • Doctor of Education - Educational Administration - Baylor University (1993)
  • Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - University of Houston (1975)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Modern Languages - Kansas State University (1970)


  • Relationship betweeen students choosing leadership studies and personality styles
  • Social Emotional Competence of School Leaders


  • "Student privacy rights in the 21st Century: Is this what the Founding Fathers envisioned?" (2012)
    Education Law Association 58th Annual National Conference
  • "University pathways and partnership" (2012)
    National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference
  • "Perceived contributing factors to the increased achievement of Black female students"" (2011)
    Research on Women in Education Conference
  • "Meeting the needs of African American students" (2011)
    Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference
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