Assistant Research Professor, Social Science Research Institute
Leslie Babinski is an assistant research professor in the Social Science Research Institute and is co-director of the Duke School Research Partnership. She has been at the Center since September 2008.
Babinski is principal investigator for two Institute for Education Sciences-funded grants. The goal of the first project, Developing Consultation and Collaboration Skills (DCCS): ESL and Classroom Teachers Working Together with Students and Families, is to design a new, innovative professional development program for ESL and classroom teachers to work collaboratively to develop skills in language and literacy instruction for Latino English learners.
The goal of the second project, A Neuroscience-based Health Curriculum to Promote Academic and Behavioral Success, is to design a new ninth grade healthful living class. This course incorporates information about the brain mechanisms behind health behaviors such as: sleep, stress, nutrition, exercise, interpersonal relationships, drug and alcohol use, and mental and emotional health.
- Teacher professional development
- English language learners and academic development
- Adolescent health behaviors and decision making
- School-based interventions for children and adolescents
- Evaluation of educational initiatives
Education, Program Evaluation, Child Development, Early Childhood
- Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley - 1993
Typical Courses Taught:
- CCS 150, CHILDREN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
- PUBPOL 391, INDEPENDENT STUDY
- CHILDPOL 393, RESEARCH INDEPENDENT STUDY
- Skinner, A., Babinski, L., & Gifford, E. (January, 2014). Teachers' Expectations and Self-Efficacy for Working with Bullies and Victims. Psychology in the Schools, 51(1), 72-84. [doi] [abs]
- Gifford, E.J., Wells, R.S., Miller, S., Troop, T., Bai, Y., Babinski, L. (2010). Pairing Nurses and Social Workers in Schools: North Carolina's School-based Child and Family Support Teams. Journal of School Health.
Office: 216 Rubenstein Hall
Phone: (919) 613-9296
Fax: (919) 684-3731
Duke Box 90545 Durham, NC 27708-0545