Timothy J. Leonard

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Assistant Professor
Academic Literacy and Linguistics

EMAIL: tleonard@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-473

Office Hours: M: 2:30PM-4:30PM; W: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1403

Professor Leonard holds a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Leadership. He has taught reading to students of varying ages, and has engaged teachers in experiences to examine their instructional methodology. As a developmental reading instructor, Professor Leonard is focused on student growth while providing individualized experiences that students can leverage for success in future coursework. He is particularly interested in: conceptions of motivation, student reading motivation, the effects of regular, sustained reading experiences, developing student autonomy, and integration of poetry in the classroom.


Teacher Education, Reading, Motivation, Student Experiences that Contribute to Success, Learning Communities


Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Leonard, T. & Flink, P. (2019): Integrating Service Learning Pedagogy Into Community College Coursework: A Phenomenological Study. International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, DOI: 10.4018/IJITLHE.2020010103

Flink, P & Leonard, T. (2018): Students with Disabilities: Experiences Attending a Two-Year Community College. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2018.1554514

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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