Patrice Leverett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
CEB 221C
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Patrice Leverett received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in educational psychology. Prior to completing this degree, Dr. Leverett served as a public school special education teacher and as a school psychologist. She completed her M.S. in education at Queens College of New York and her B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Leverett conducts research on the impact of implicit bias on school-based decision-making, particularly pertaining to discipline practices. She conducts program evaluations pertaining to equitable training practices and the support of a socially just learning culture. Dr. Leverett is committed to the well-being of the whole student and reflects those beliefs in her work as a mentor and an educator. Her teaching interests include consultation, assessment, crisis management, and culturally responsive practice. She is dedicated to community and national engagement and has partnered with organizations such as My Brothers Keeper, the Clark County School District, and the City of Las Vegas to support equity and inclusion in and outside of school environments.

Dr. Leverett is the chair of the college's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee, a sub-committee chair for the National Association of School Psychologist Graduate Education Committee - Equity and Justice committee, and was awarded the UNLV Community Engagement Award in 2021.