Leslie Woltenberg, PhD, MS Ed is an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the UK Department of Physician Assistant Studies. With more than a decade of experience in education, Dr. Woltenberg has served the UK and the greater Lexington community in a variety of teaching, assessment, and administrative capacities. Prior to joining the College of Health Sciences as a faculty member, she served as Associate Director of UK’s Center for Interprofessional Health Education and was instrumental in the redesign and evaluation of the university’s nationally-recognized interprofessional curriculum. Her background also includes extensive experience in student services and enrollment management.
Dr. Woltenberg teaches in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies didactic curriculum as course director for the Research Methods and Masters Research Project courses. She also provides service through program evaluation coordination, student advising, and committee membership at the Department, College, and University levels. She is active with national organizations including the Physician Assistant Education Association and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Dr. Woltenberg’s research interests include interprofessional education, cognitive and student development, collaborative learning, leadership and assessment in the health professions.
She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in Higher Education, Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Student Affairs, and Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing all from the University of Kentucky. Her doctoral research utilized network analysis to examine the influence of relationships, social capital, and academic achievement within student learning communities. In 2018, Dr. Woltenberg earned the honor of being named an Interprofessional Faculty Fellow. Dr. Woltenberg is married to her college sweetheart, Chris, and their two children are the absolute joy of their lives.