Dr. Lesley M. Bogad

Department, Office, or School
Department of Educational Studies
  • Professor

Dr. Lesley Bogad is a professor of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College, an affiliated faculty member in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and co-director of the Youth Development Program. She is also the founder and lead facilitator of A.L.L.I.E.D., the Advanced Learning and Leadership Initiative for Educational Diversity, a primary tool for recruiting and retaining students from historically underrepresented groups in the Feinstein School of Education. In 2016, she received the Youth in Action Award for Community Engagement, and in 2015, the Bucci Family Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to her teaching and research around schooling for social justice, critical pedagogy, youth culture and media literacy, she also serves on the board for the Center for Resilience, a non-profit organization that brings mindfulness practices to schools, communities and workplaces in Rhode Island. Everyday, Lesley tries to work to contribute to a more socially-just world, but sometimes she get distracted by working in her garden, parenting a tiny human, surfing Facebook, or listening to the music from Hamilton.


Barnard College at Columbia University
BA in English and Elementary Education, 1994
PreK-6 New York State Teaching Credential

Syracuse University
PhD in Cultural Foundations, 2002
Certificate in University Teaching, 1999
CAS in Women's Studies, 1999 
MS in Cultural Foundations, 1998 

Selected Publications

Bogad, Lesley, Ibilolia Holder, Juanita Montes de Oca, Andres Ramirez and Chris Susi. “A.L.L.I.E.D. Across Our Differences: Blogging and the (Un)reconciled Politics of Intersectionality” in Teaching, Learning and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education. Banks and Pliner (eds.) New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 
*LINK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-JcBFAuLc-0N0FOcmlqMDhoZU0/view?usp=sharing 

Luschen, Kristen and Lesley Bogad (eds). “Youth, New Media and Education.” Educational Studies: Special Issue on Youth, Popular Culture and Education, 46: 450–456, Fall 2010. 

Bogad, Lesley. “Practice What You Preach: Confessions of a Reflective Practitioner,” Journal of Teaching and Learning, Spring 2007. 
*LINK: https://www.ric.edu/itl/volume_05_bogad.php


FNED 346 Schooling in a Democratic Society
FNED 502 Social Issues in Education
SED 561 Sociocultural Theory, Education Policy, and Pedagogy
YDEV 352/353 Seminar in Youth Development/Field Experience
YDEV 412/413 Advanced Issues in Youth Development/Internship
CURR 150 Advanced Learning and Leadership Initiative for Educational Diversity (ALLIED)
CURR 501 Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education
GEND 200 Gender and Society
GEND 354 Teenagers in/and the Media

Research Interests

Youth Development
Educational Foundations
Schooling for Social Justice
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Groups in Higher Education
Gender Studies
Youth Culture
Qualitative Methodology and Critical Ethnography
Cultural Studies and Media Literacy

Grants and Awards

Youth In Action Award for Community Engagement with special recognition from the Honorable David Cicilline (2016)

Rhode Island College First Year Convocation, selected keynote speaker (2015)

Bucci Family Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rhode Island College (2015) 

Curriculum Vita

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TxxjdWATR4mWKJOoSkE55D_ajwYyHIRF19mqiBpLyeg/edit?usp=sharing ​​​