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Branden A. McLeod, PhD

Associate Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

4218 ETMSW

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2251


Dr. McLeod has held several professional social work positions including co-facilitator for Fatherhood Groups at the Chesapeake Detention Center, Associate Director & Policy Analyst with the Maryland Center for Economic Policy, Chair of Maryland Alliance for the Poor, Government Affairs Associate with the Child Welfare League of America, and as a Jail-Diversion Case Manager with You Are Never Alone (YANA), Inc.

His research interests include fatherhood among Black fathers and families, reentry into society from incarceration, and criminal justice reform. Dr. McLeod teaches Social Welfare and Social Policy, Policy II, and Social Policy Analysis and Development.


BS, Lincoln University
MSW, University of Maryland
PhD, Morgan State University