Dr. Leslie Haas

Assistant Professor of Education

Ed.D. in Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction – Elementary Education, Texas A&M University –Commerce

M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Texas A&M University –Commerce

M.Ed. in Reading, Texas A&M University –Commerce

B.S. in Education, Texas State University   

Dr. Leslie Haas' experiences include teaching in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate settings. She also has experience as an instructional coach, professional development specialist, and department administrator.Her research interests include literacy opportunities and motivation for English language learners through engagement with popular culture, specifically gaming and fan fiction. 

Professional Engagement: Dr. Haas believes in service to the education community, as can be seen through her volunteer experiences as Co-Editor of the Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers’ Yearbook, Co-Editor of the Texas Journal of Literacy Education, and President of the International Literacy Association's Special Interest Group, Language Experience: Literacy Across the Disciplines. As a recent resident of Iowa, Dr. Haas is developing collaborative research and writing partnerships with Buena Vista University colleagues, as well as becoming involved with local, regional, and state education-based organizations.


Reading Strategies and Instructional Methods: Fiction

Reading Strategies and Instructional Methods: Informational Texts

Methods of Written Communication, Language Development and Methods

Promoting Creativity and Thinking Skills for Gifted Learners

Gifted Education Programming and Administration