Bio

Karon LeCompte, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Social Studies Education. Her research interests include civics education, technology and teacher preparation. She works with teacher education candidates and Texas teachers on civics education and law-related education and teaches classes in elementary social studies methods.

Dr. LeCompte serves as Co-Principal investigator on $162,000 in grant funds for civics education and research. She is Chair of the Membership Committee for the National Council for the Social Studies and Secretary/Treasurer for the AERA Special Interest Group Social Studies Research. Dr. LeCompte serves as Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD LLC, living in the Allen and Dawson Residence Halls on Baylor campus. Dr. LeCompte earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and English and M.A. in Gifted Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.

Her teaching interests are in social studies education and leadership theory. She has authored or co-authored over 25 book chapters and articles on topics related to civics education and leadership. She has presented her work at state, national and international conferences. She was named the “Baylor iCivics Fellow” in 2012, when she spent six weeks in Washington, D.C., working with the national iCivics team formed by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Karon and her husband, Randy, are both active members of Trinity Lutheran Church at Badger Ranch.