Department of Teaching and Learning
Learning and Teaching
Ph.D., UC San Diego, Sociology
M.A., UC San Diego, Sociology
B.A., UC San Diego, Sociology
USD Teaching and Learning Department
Professor Lea Hubbard, PhD joined the School of Leadership and Education Sciences faculty in 2002. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of California San Diego with a concentration in the Sociology of Education. She was awarded USD’s University Professorship Award, the institution’s highest faculty honor for 2010-11. She has written and co-authored numerous books and articles on educational leadership, school reform, as well as the academic achievement of minority students. Dr. Hubbard’s primary research focus is on educational inequities as they exist across race, class and gender.
One of Dr. Hubbard’s more recent books is, Reform as learning: When school reform collided with school culture and community politics in San Diego (2006), which illustrates the social and political construction of district led educational reform. It offers a refined social theory that combines socio-cultural theories of learning with organizational life and policy adaptation. In 2011, she co-edited the book, Including Families and Communities in Urban Education, which discusses the importance examining the structural, cultural and agentive factors that support or challenge the engagement of communities and families in students’ education. Her other books include Extending educational reform: From one school to many (2002), and Constructing School Success: The Consequences of Untracking Low-Achieving Students (Cambridge University Press, 1996). She has also co-edited a book on single gender education entitled: Doing gender in policy and practice: Perspectives on single sex and coeducational schooling (2002). [More]