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Assistant Professor Constance Leonard

Reading and Learning Strategies Instructor, Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

Contact Information

(719) 333-0787



Constance A. Leonard teaches English for Academic Purposes, Reading Enhancement and Study Skills courses for international students at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She has held administrative and training positions for educational institutions in the fields of English language teaching, teacher training and development in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Yemen, the United States, and Greece. She was most recently an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State at the University of Battambang in Cambodia.


Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language (teaching methods, linguistics, and cross-cultural studies), University of Massachusetts (1988-1989)

Bachelor of Arts, French and English Literature, University of Massachusetts (1977-1981)

Bachelor of Arts, English and French, University of Massachusetts (1977-1981)

Certificate of the French Language, Literary and cultural studies, University of Paris, France (1979)

Fluent French. Conversational Arabic and Greek.

Professional Experience

EAP Course Director/Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2013-present)

English Language Specialist, United States Department of State, Battambang, Cambodia (2015)

Reading Enhancement and Learning Strategies Instructor, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2010-present)

ESP Trainer, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2008-2010)

EFL Instructor, British Council, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2006-2009)

Colloquy Instructor/College of Arts & Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2006-2008)

Academic Coordinator/Middle East, ELS Language Centers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2003-2005)

EFL Instructor, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2000-2003)

EFL Instructor, ADNOC English Language Training Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2001-2002)

ESP Instructor/Assistant Team Leader, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (1998-1999)

Teacher/Trainer, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece (1997-1998)

Director of English for Specific Purposes, Binational Fulbright Commission, Cairo, Egypt (1993-1995)

Lecturer, Binational Fulbright Commission, Alexandria, Egypt (1991-1993)

Assistant Director, Suffolk University/Ballotti Learning Center, Massachucetts (1989-1991)

ESL Instructor, Arlington High School, Massachusetts (1990-1991)

ESL Instructor, American Language Academy, Massachusetts (1988-1989)

ESL Instructor, Greater Boston YMCA, Massachucets (1987)

United States Peace Corps/EFL Instructor, National Institute of Public Administration, Yemen (1984-1986)