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Leslie Haley Wasserman PhD

Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development Faculty

Leslie Haley Wasserman, Ph.D., teaches for the Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development program (formerly known as Child & Adolescent Development) as an affiliate faculty member. She formerly taught Early Childhood Studies in the undergraduate program for the last 7 years at Union. Leslie attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, PA for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in Early Childhood Education. She received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Walden University. In between getting her degrees, she earned teaching endorsements in Early Education of the Handicapped Child (Preschool Special Education) and in Reading K-12. Dr. Wasserman is an Early Childhood Specialist, Autism Certified, and holds a mild/moderate (K-12) special education certification.


Dr. Wasserman’s field of focus for her doctorate was early childhood education and special education training for teachers. Her full-time job is as a PreK Intervention Specialist for a large urban school district in Ohio. Leslie is a peer reviewer of many early childhood journals and has published several articles and a book over the years on different topics within early childhood education.  Dr. Wasserman is an Editor for Springer for the Educating the Young Child Book Series. Leslie has experience in higher education with both undergraduate and graduate students teaching early childhood; early childhood special education and reading.  Dr. Wasserman has taught for several colleges full time, along with teaching PreK-8th grade in regular and special education.