Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Office Phone: (575) 646-2205
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
O’Donnell Hall Room 135
Dr. Leanna Lucero is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University. She is committed to, and specializes in, diversity, educational equity, and social justice.
Having earned in B.A. in liberal arts at the University of Texas at El Paso, she went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Foundations. After that, she earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at the University of Texas at El Paso, where her coursework focused on mathematics, science, and technology education as well as queer issues in education. Her dissertation research forged new ground in scholarly knowledge about the ways in which multiply marginalized LGBTQ youth use social media to create safe identity spaces.
She has worked in many capacities within the field of education, including teaching in K-12 private and public school systems, serving as K-12 school administrator, serving as K-12 curriculum instructional facilitator, as well as adjunct faculty/lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso.