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Educational Foundations & Special Education

Brent Leach EdD
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Brent   Leach EdD

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423-439-1909 /
Warf-Pickel 305


Dr. Leach received a B.S. in Elementary Education (K-8) and a B.S. in Special Education (K-12) with emphasis in multiple disabilities from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He then moved on to ETSU and graduated with a M.Ed. in Counseling and later his Ed.D. in ELPA. Dr. Leach is especially interested in meaningful educational strategies that emphasize critical thinking in higher education settings. Additionally, he is interested in active learning strategies, brain-based learning, and constructivist approaches in instruction within the higher education setting. Dr. Leach worked as a Special Education instructor and Psychometrist for 28 years. He also has 17 years of experience working as an adjunct instructor teaching psychology and education related courses at various higher education institutions. Additionally, he served as a counselor at various agencies in the East Tennessee region. For the last 6 years, he has worked at ETSU as a full time temporary faculty in the HDAL department. Also, he presented at numerous conferences regarding special education issues and effective teaching strategies.

In his free time, Dr. Leach enjoys sports,outdoor activities and musical performance. He is the proud father of 3 sons and a grandfather.

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