Leslie D. Gonzales
Coordinator Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Master's Program
Leslie D. Gonzales is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. Leslie’s research focuses on (a) legitimacy within academia; (b) relations of power that govern the recognition of knowledge and knowers; and (c) the possibility of agency among academics. Leslie is committed to exposing and challenging both material and symbolic injustices within academia, particularly in the careers of historically underrepresented scholars and amongst scholars whose research agendas fall outside conventional norms. As a Latina, working class, first-generation-college-student-turned academic who earned all three of her academic degrees from Hispanic Serving Institutions, Leslie aims to inform various processes that shape the academic profession, including graduate student preparation, faculty hiring and onboarding, and faculty evaluation.
The Role of Relationships in the Lives of Women Scholars
In the CHAE Report (Fall 2015), Dr. Gonzalez discusses the importance of the role that relationships play in the lives of women academics.
Towards Labor Justice: Documenting Implicit and Explicit Labor Expectations of Community College Faculty
In this project, Dr. Leslie Gonzales and her research team comprised of graduate students Stephanie Aguilar-Smith and Benjamin Espinoza, want to know (1) What are the explicit and implicit labor expectations of community college faculty? and (2) How do sa
Spartan presenters at 2016 ASHE conference
Faculty and current students in the Department of Educational Administration presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Center Faculty and Students Head to the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Faculty and students presenting at the 2018 conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
MSU shares in $10 million project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide
Dr. Leslie Gonzales works to diversify STEM faculty as part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Leslie Gonzales and HALE Doctoral Candidates, Dana Kanhai and Kayon Hall, receive AERA - Division J 2019 Outstanding Publication Award
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) awarded Dr. Leslie D. Gonzales, Associate Professor, and doctoral candidates, Dana Kanhai and Kayon A. Hall the 2019 Division J Outstanding Publication Award for "Reimagining Organizational Theory"
Dr. Leslie Gonzales presents "The presence and purpose of relationships in academic careers: Learning, living, and finding validation in academia"
In this Center Speaker Series session, Dr. Leslie Gonzales will discuss her work exploring the role of colleagueship in the lives of faculty members.
“Speaking Truth and Acting with Integrity: Navigating a Campus Racial Crisis”: Report Release and Discussion
Join HALE faculty to view the livestream of the release of the report “Speaking Truth and Acting with Integrity: Navigating a Campus Racial Crisis” which examines how the University of Missouri responded to the 2015 racial crisis on its campus.