Leslie Bross

Leslie Bross

Assistant Professor, ASD Graduate Certificate Director, ABA Graduate Certificate Director, Special Education

Leslie Bross, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at UNC Charlotte and serves as the director of the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) program and director of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program. Her primary research interest is examining ways to support individuals with ASD during their transition to adulthood in the areas of postsecondary education, competitive employment, and community integration. Leslie is also interested in trends and topics related to evidence-based practices in the field of Special Education. Prior to her experiences in higher education, Leslie was a special education teacher for secondary students with ASD and taught English as a second language in Japan and Spain.


Ph.D. in Special Education, 2019, University of Kansas
M.S.Ed. in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2012, University of Kansas
B.S. in Special Education, 2006, University of Missouri-Columbia


Classroom Management
Collaboration & Transition-Focused Education
Evidence-Based Practices for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Single-Case Research Design

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Autism spectrum disorder
Applied behavior analysis
Community-based instruction
Single case research
Transition to adulthood