Leesa Wheelahan is the William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is a faculty of the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education department (LHAE), as well as a core faculty of the Ontario Institute of Studies for Education (OISE) and Centre for the Study of Canadian & International Higher Education (CIHE).

Her research and expertise focuses on the role of theoretical knowledge in qualifications; pathways between the sectors of tertiary education and between tertiary education and the labour market; relations between colleges and universities; and, tertiary education policy. My current research includes educational and labour market pathways; baccalaureate degrees in colleges; and, marketisation and privatisation in vocational education and the college sector.

She has also released numerous publications

Leesa received her PhD in 2008 from Monash University.