Leslie Ann Winters

Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach
Leslie Ann Winters
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
(702) 777-8732

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Leslie joins the Touro University Nevada team with more than 16 years of experience in Student Affairs working with campus communities (faculty, staff, students, and campus organizations) on topics of diversity, social justice, policy, and inclusive pedagogy. She has served as an advisor and coach to graduate students. Leslie has implemented training programs focused on effective interpersonal and intercultural communication while working to build inclusive communities for both students and employees. She offers a wealth of experience in crisis intervention and conflict mediation. As Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach, Leslie is excited to bring her level of insight and vision to the Touro family via professional development and programming.

Leslie is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy from Iowa State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Education with research in Critical Race Parenting, racial socialization, colorism, and internalized racism. Her previous education includes a Master of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Alverno College. 

  • Master of Arts - Sociology, DePaul University
  • Master of Science - Communications, Emphasis: Corporate Communications, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Bachelor of Arts - Business Management, Alverno College
  • Developmental and Family Sciences Advanced Research Design and Methods
  • Critical Ethnography
  • Photovoice: Powerful Images that Communicate Realities to Direct Social Change
  • Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data
  • Feinstein, S., Poleacovschi, C., Drake, R., & Winters. L.A (2021). States and Refugee Integration. A Comparative Analysis of France, Germany, and Switzerland Revise and Resubmit, Journal of International Migration and Integration, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00929-8
  • Rodriguez, A. N., Updegraff, A. & Winters, L. A., (2021). Skippyjon, Spanglish, and Stereotypes: Engaging and
    Analyzing Authentic Latinx Children’s Literature With Preservice Teachers. In Handbook of Research on teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre-Service Professionals (103-123). IGI Global, https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-7375-4.ch006 
  • Gilligan, M., Huber, L., & Winters, L., (March 2019). Beanpole Family Structure. In D. Gu, M. E. Dupre (eds.),
    Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_311-1 
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • American Evaluation Association (AEA)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Society for Child Research and Development (SCRD)
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)