Eric Leshinskie, Ed.D.

Dr. Eric Leshinskie has over twenty-five years of experience in education in the areas of student success, faculty development, instructional design, and classroom instruction. He is the vice president of academic affairs for Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) in Arizona, where he collaborates with faculty and staff to advance PVCC’s mission of student success. He focuses on promoting teaching excellence, fostering inclusive learning environments, championing innovation across the college, and developing strong internal and external partnerships to support students. Prior to this position, he was the interim vice president of academic affairs at Glendale Community College (GCC), where he successfully coauthored a $2.4 million Title V grant. Dr. Leshinskie also served as the district director of academic affairs support programs and services for the Maricopa County Community College District.
Dr. Leshinskie has taught part-time English courses for both GCC and PVCC. He is also an academic associate in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at Arizona State University. He is a current board member for the PV Schools Education Foundation, a member of the Arizona Association for Developmental Education, a graduate of the League for Innovation’s Executive Leadership Institute, and Arizona’s representative to the Executive Committee for the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders.
Dr. Leshinskie received a doctorate of education in leadership and innovation and a master of education in learning and instructional technology from ASU. He earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Richmond.