Assistant Professor

Department of Nursing
111 Seton West


PhD Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago; M.A. Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago; B.S.N. University of Michigan


Although a native of Lapeer, Michigan (Go Blue!), Dr. Leslie has lived in Berkeley, California, Chahal, Guatemala, and ten years in Chicago, Illinois.  She has worked on a medical-surgical unit, an intensive care unit, but primarily in community health.  She worked in home care for at least six years, the last two of which she enjoyed at Care Connection of Cincinnati.  She developed her love of community health as an undergraduate, participating in spring break service trips with peers to Appalachian communities.  

Professor Leslie has had the privilege of teaching nurses at various hospitals in the Cincinnati region who are completing their baccalaureate in nursing degrees.  She has taught Nursing Research, Community Health, and Leadership and Management Courses in the RN-BSN program.  Dr. Leslie also has taught Nursing Theory in the online Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program as well as nursing education courses for the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) students.  

In research, Dr. Leslie explores topics related to nursing education, evaluation, and faculty development.