Dr. Elisabeth Luevanos, candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor, Leadership for Educational Organizations (LEO) will be coming to campus on Thursday, February 20.
A bio on Dr. Luevanos: Dr. Elisabeth Avila Luévanos has worked in various capacities from business to education. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, International Business, and a minor in Spanish, she went on to pursue a career in business working with multi-national organizations and managing multi-million-dollar portfolios in the finance world interacting with corporate CFOs, CEOs, and governing boards of trustees for various companies. After a successful career in the business sector, Dr. Luévanos moved on to education to pursue her passion for teaching. After teaching for almost a decade, she earned her Master’s in Educational Administration and served as a school administrator before pursuing another dimension in education—research. Seeking an opportunity to have a wider impact on the field of education and to inspire a new generation of administrators and teachers, Dr. Luévanos earned her doctoral degree at Texas A&M University in Education Administration focusing her research on student voice and empowering and growing students to reach a greater degree of self-advocacy and self-sustainability. After spending many years mentoring and growing teachers, Dr. Luévanos felt a natural transition in teaching at the higher education level by building and growing future administrators that would engage with minority youth. Building the next generation of diverse leaders to lead demographically shifting schools is critical.
Her research presentation will be at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 20 in LSC 700. Her presentation is titled, “Measuring K-12 Inclusion and Equity for School Improvement & Why It Matters”
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