Dr. Leshinskie has over twenty years of experience in education in the areas of student success, faculty development, program management, instructional design, and classroom instruction. Prior to coming to PVCC, Dr. Leshinskie served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Glendale Community College (GCC). In this capacity, he provided leadership to eighteen academic departments and collaborated with faculty and staff to advance GCC’s mission of student success and completion. While at GCC, Dr. Leshinskie assisted in the development of its Academic Strategic Plan and successfully co-authoring a Title V Grant which awarded the college $2.4 million over a five-year span. Prior to his role at GCC, Dr. Leshinskie served as the District Director of Academic Affairs Support Programs and Services, providing leadership for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI).
Dr. Leshinskie earned his Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation in May 2017 from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College at Arizona State University (ASU). His dissertation focused on the impact of faculty peer observation in the developmental level community college classroom. Dr. Leshinskie also received his Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Technology from ASU. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English.
Dr. Leshinskie has taught part-time English courses for both Glendale Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. He is also an Academic Associate in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at ASU. Dr. Leshinskie is a current Board Member for the PV Schools Education Foundation, a member of the Arizona Association for Developmental Education, and a graduate of the League for Innovation’s Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) in fall 2017.