Dr. Leslie Huling is founder of Austin Educational Associates and is a professor of education at Texas State University where she directs the Education Policy Implementation Center. Dr. Leslie Huling has worked in the fields of mentoring and teacher induction for the past two decades and has directed numerous induction grants.
Most recently Dr. Leslie Huling and Dr. Virginia Resta are the principal investigators of the Teacher Induction Study funded by the Center for Research Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) and directs the Novice Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) which is funded by the Houston Endowment. Prior to joining the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, Dr. Leslie Huling was a program director at the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education at the University of Texas at Austin where she was the principal investigator of the Model Teacher Induction Project and the Teacher Induction in Diverse Contexts Study, a collaborative research study involving 26 sites across the nation.
Dr. Leslie Huling has served on four Association of Teacher Educator’s national commissions on mentoring and teacher induction and has provided teacher induction training to educators from more than 30 states and Canada. She is the co-author of three books on teacher induction and the author of numerous journal articles on mentoring.
Recently, Dr. Huling was the co-editor, along with Sandra J. Odell of the book Quality Mentor for Novice Teachers which was jointly published by the Association of Teacher educators and Kappa Delta Pi.