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Leslie Wasserman

CHAD Faculty

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


Leslie’s field of focus for her doctorate was early childhood education and special education training for teachers. Leslie’s full-time job is 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.


Leslie Haley Wasserman, PhD

Affiliate Faculty

Early Childhood Specialist

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