Dr. Leane B. Skinner, Professor and Program Coordinator for Business/Marketing Education at Auburn University, is a recognized leader, educator, and scholar in the area of Career and Technical Education. Dr. Skinner has been on faculty at Auburn University since 1999.
She is currently serving as President for the Association for Career and Technical Research Association (ACTER), and also serves on the Executive Board for the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE). In addition, Dr. Skinner is the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) representative on the Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education (PCBEE). She also serves on the Alabama State Department of Education Commerce and Information Technology Advisory Committee.
In 2013, she received the Alabama Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award. In that same year she was awarded the Southern Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award.
At the 2014 Business Education Research Conference (BERC), which was co-sponsored by the Association for Research in Business Education and the National Association for Business Teacher Education, Dr. Skinner’s co-authored paper titled “Perceptions of Public Educators Regarding Accessibility to Technology and the Importance of Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum” was awarded the Innovative Strategies Best Paper Award. Dr. Skinner conducts research, publishes, and presents in the area of Career and Technical Education on a regular basis. Her research articles have appeared in journals such as The Delta Pi Epsilon, The Journal of Research in Business Education, The Academy of Business Research Journal, The Business Teacher Education Journal, and the Workforce Education Forum. She has also published six book chapters. In addition, Dr. Skinner presents regularly at conferences each year and serves as a reviewer and a consultant. She has conducted numerous workshops in both the business and educational settings.