Leslie Babinski

Associate Research Professor


Leslie Babinski is an associate research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Duke School Research Partnership.

Dr. Babinski is principal investigator for a study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences to examine a new model for professional development for ESL and classroom teachers. The goals of the study, Efficacy of the DCCS Program: ESL and Classroom Teachers Working Together with Students and Families, are to support collaboration between the ESL and classroom teachers as well as increase teachers’ implementation of high-impact instructional strategies and students’ cultural wealth to facilitate language and literacy skills for English Learners.

She is co-PI for another IES-funded study, The Targeted Reading Intervention: Investigating the Efficacy of a Web-Based Early Reading Intervention Professional Development Program for K-1 English Learners is in collaboration with Steve Amendum at the University of Delaware and Lynne Vernon-Feagans at UNC Chapel Hill.

She is also collaborating with Dr. Desiree Murray from UNC Chapel Hill on an IES study called Promoting Self-Regulation to Enhance Social, Behavioral, and Academic Adjustment in Middle School



Selected Publications