Leora S. Waldner, Associate Professor
Leora S. Waldner, Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences--TROY Online/Global Campus
Dr. Leora Waldner is an Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at Troy University. Dr. Waldner received her Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a joint master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Before returning to academia, she worked in policy analysis and environmental land use planning for local, regional, and state agencies.
Her academic research focuses on municipal incorporation and e-Service-Learning. Recent academic and professional research projects have included developing citizen guidebooks on municipal incorporation alternatives, creating a training manual for online educators, and providing pro-bono training on e-Advising and online teaching excellence for several universities.
Dr. Waldner’s quest is to create an online class that radically transforms the student immersed in it. Her TROY Online classes feature on-demand mini-lectures as well as hands-on webinar workshops involving real-world policy issues, often with a non-profit or governmental agency community partner. Students in her classes build skills ranging from best practices research to virtual presentations. By encouraging students to have a voice in the class, she strives to create an enjoyable learning experience in an intensive high-performance classroom environment.
Last Updated: 06/23/2016