Dr. Robert Jean LeBlanc is Associate Professor of ELA/Literacy at the University of Lethbridge and a member of the directorate for the Institute of Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS).
He holds a PhD in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the AERA Catholic Education SIG. A former high school English teacher, he conducts research on literacy, classroom discourse, and Catholic schooling.
Dr. LeBlanc is currently conducting SSHRC-funded research which examines stylization and immigration in a rural high school English Language Arts classroom.
His work has appeared in journals such as Language & Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, Linguistics and Education, Written Communication, Classroom Discourse, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Ethnography & Education, Journal of Catholic Education, and Language Arts.