Dr. Leah Hoover

LeahHoover0Dr. Leah Hoover, Associate Professor of Education

Chair, Teacher Education Department     Co-Chair, Professional Studies Division
(270) 852-3212
Faculty Office Building #27





  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of Alabama
  • M.Ed. Collaborative Education and Special Education, University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • B.A. Education, Spanish P-12, University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • B.A. Public Relations and Spanish, University of North Alabama-Florence
  • Certification: Educational Leadership and Administration


  • Faculty of the Year 2016-2017
  • KWC Advisor of the Year, 2008-2009; 2010-2011; 2015-2016; 2016-2017
  • Kappa Delta Professor of the Month, 2010; 2016
  • University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Thomas R. Russell Award for Academic Excellence in Doctoral Studies, 2008-2009
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, 2007
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alumni of the Year (2003), Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Special Education

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • August 2015- Present:  Site Visitor- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • August 2015- Present: Educational Professional Standard Board (EPSB)
  • August 2008-Present: Americans with Disabilities Kentucky Task Force
  • June 2007-June 2009: The Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), Executive Board of Directors
  • June 2007-Present: KEA- Kentucky Education Association
  • June 2007-Present: KFCEC-Kentucky Federation of Council for Exceptional Children