Alexandra Leavell

Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation Programs
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Alexandra G. Leavell, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Language and Literacy Studies Program in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. She holds a PhD in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the University of Miami (FL). Dr. Leavell joined the faculty of UNT in 1992. Her professional and research interests include making learning accessible for all learners through increased literacy skills, and helping teacher candidates understand and develop academic identity and disciplinary literacy skills in themselves and their future students.


She came to the , and  Her professional and research interests include content literacy for adolescents, making learning accessible for all learners, and the use of English for Academic Purposes for English Language Learners from high school through graduate school. Dr. Leavell's international experience includes work in Thailand, where she taught a literacy learning workshop for university professors at Kasetsart University.

Courses Taught

EDRE 4820 - Reading and Writing in Grades 4-8

EDRE 5370 - Advanced Reading Theory/Practice

EDSE 4060 - Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools

EDSE 5004 - Literacy for All

EDRE 4870 - Cross-curricular Literacy Materials and Resources