Kira Leck

Dr. Kira Leck
Associate Professor of Psychology with Tenure
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Ph. D. Psychology Texas A & M University 2001
M.S. Psychology Texas A & M University 1996
B. A. Psychology and Sociology New Mexico State University 1993

Kira began working at Pitt-Bradford in 2001 after receiving her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. She teaches Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology,  Personality Theories, Health Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, Psychology of Close Relationships, and Psychology of Music.

In her spare time, Kira likes to mountain bike, build computers, write short stories, and compose music. Kira's research interests include minority influence and dating initiation.

What research have you done? What are you currently working on?

My past research focused on close relationships and internet dating. More recently, I began a line of research that connects my academic life to my musical hobbies. In 2006, I published an article on using popular songs to illustrate concepts in personality and am now in the process of preparing a manuscript that examines the reasons musicians give for playing.

What do you do for fun outside of Pitt-Bradford?

When I'm not working, I immerse myself in music-related activities. I play guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and keyboards, and write and record in my home studio. I have been a member of several folk and rock bands and currently play bass and sing in the rock band Broke by Sunday.