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Dr. Jayne M. Leh

Dr. Leh is an Associate Professor of Special Education and has served the students at the Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus in Reading, PA for over 12 years.  She is the Program Coordinator for the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Program, and serves on many committees.  She has taught undergraduate courses in special education, math education, comparative and international education, educational psychology, and various field experiences from introductory to advanced levels.

Dr. Leh’s early research focused on strategies to develop mathematics word problem solving skills in young children with mild disabilities. Her current interests consider the social, emotional and cognitive aspects of learning and mild disabilities with consideration for childhood trauma, with specific attention to school shootings. As such, her teaching, research, and service is dedicated to supporting children at-risk for school failure and preparing pre-service teachers for the increasingly diverse elementary school populations.

Dr. Leh holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree from Lehigh University in Special Education, and a B.S. in Psychology.