Dr. Leslie Woltenberg joined the UK PA Studies Program in July 2017 as an
Assistant Professor and also serves as the Coordinator of Program Evaluation
and Outcomes. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy
Studies and Evaluation in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky.
Her doctoral research utilized network analysis to examine the influence of
relationships, social capital, and academic achievement within learning
With more than ten years of experience in education, Dr. Woltenberg has
served the UK and the greater Lexington community in a variety of teaching,
assessment, and administrative capacities. She most recently served as
Associate Director of UK’s Center for Interprofessional Health Education.
In this role she provided strategic leadership for assessment and was
instrumental in the redesign of the interprofessional didactic curriculum
that annually serves 700+ students from seven health professions programs
Dr. Woltenberg is the primary course director for PAS 610 Research Methods
and Epidemiology in PA Studies. She also serves the program through the
Admissions, Standards and Progression, and Assessment Committees. Dr.
Woltenberg’s research interests include interprofessional education,
cognitive and student development, collaborative learning, leadership and
assessment in the health professions.
Dr. Woltenberg is married to her college sweetheart, Chris, and they have two
sons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, soccer, and