PhD, Walden University; MBA, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Research Interests

Poverty alleviation; social equity; women’s rights; emerging and developing country governance; domestic and global poverty; policy reforms; racial equality; welfare policy


Dr. Leisner has extensive experience as an educator, business owner, and board member of numerous nonprofit organizations. He has served as board chair of a $25 million modern art museum and currently is on the boards of a Florida regional workforce agency and a statewide gender-specific educational organization providing alternative schooling for troubled girls. Dr. Leisner has traveled to almost 100 countries—15 in Africa—and all seven continents. He is recognized in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Leisner is the principal instructor for the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization in Walden’s Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program.

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