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DeAnna Leitzke - Milwaukee School of Engineering. Milwaukee, WI, US

DeAnna Leitzke DeAnna Leitzke

Director | Milwaukee School of Engineering


DeAnna Leitzke focuses on work in servant leadership and project-based learning.





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A Food and Art Event to Fight Hunger WI Servant Leadership - The Source of My Servant Leader Journey


Education, Licensure and Certification (2)

M.S.: Engineering, construction management concentration, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2008

B.S.: Architectural Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering 1998


DeAnna Leitzke is the inaugural director of the CREATE Institute at MSOE. She is committed to leveraging industry partnerships to provide all students an opportunity to engage in real-world projects that help them develop as leaders of character, responsible professionals, passionate learners, and value creators. Prior to her work in the CREATE Institute, Leitzke was an associate professor in MSOE's Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department where she primarily taught in the construction management program. She has industrial experience as an architectural engineer with Reserve Advisors Inc. and as a mechanical engineer with Affiliated Engineers.

Areas of Expertise (2)

Servant Leadership

Project-Based Learning

Affiliations (8)

  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) : Member
  • American Institute of Constructors (AIC) : Member
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) : Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) : Member
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) : Member
  • SHARP Literacy : Board Member
  • Wisconsin Servant Leader, Milwaukee Community : Member
  • Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society : Member


Media Appearances (2)

MSOE Hosts First Design Review of Innovative STEM Education Initiative Based Around Milwaukee County Zoo Steam Train

Coalition for Sustainable Rail  


“We strive to find opportunities for our students to connect with the community and dive deeper into developing both the mindset and skillset they need to become responsible professionals. MSOE’s faculty often work directly with community partners like the Milwaukee County Zoo. However, this project offers a unique opportunity for our students to mentor high school students while working to add value to the community. All stakeholders involved owe this opportunity to the coordination efforts and vision of Learn Deep,” explained MSOE CREATE Institute Director DeAnna Leitzke, P.E.

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DeAnna Leitzke ’98, ’08

MSOE News  


“I love the students here at MSOE,” said Letizke. “Just being surrounded by their enthusiasm and excitement and their desire to do extraordinary things is contagious.”

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