Leah S. Whitten

Professor, Education

       Leah S. Whitten


I am a two time graduate of UNA and completed my doctorate at Auburn University. I began my career in education as a middle school teacher in inner city Birmingham. I became highly interested in student behavior in the classroom which led to pursuing my doctorate in Educational Psychology. I served as a coach and teacher in the public schools for 7 years.

Research Interests

  • Educational Psychology


  •   Educational Psychology (PhD)
    Auburn University
  •   Business Education Alternative (MAEd)
    University of North Alabama
  •   Management (BBA)
    University of North Alabama

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Leah S. Whitten and Jeffrey D. Cornelius. 2019. Effective Professional Development for Teachers. CLAS School Leader
  • Jeffrey D. Cornelius and Leah S. Whitten. 2019. Exposing Students to Diversity in Non-Diverse Settings. CLAS School Leader
  • Leah S. Whitten. 2019. The Importance of Cultural Literacy: A Fresh Perspective.