Branden McLeod

Branden McLeod

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Assistant Professor

Phone: (312) 996-2251
Room: 4218 ETMSW


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

Professional Interests:

Fatherhood among Black fathers and families
Reentry into society from incarceration
Criminal justice reform

Teaching Experience:

SocW 531 Policy II: Organization and Community Practice
SocW 420 Social Welfare and Social Policy I
SocW 591 Social Policy Analysis and Development


Fatherhood among Black fathers and families
Reentry into society from incarceration
Criminal justice reform


McLeod, B.A., Johnson, Jr., W.A., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R. & Mincy, R.B. (In Press) Examining the longitudinal effects of paternal incarceration and coparenting relationships on sons’ educational outcomes: A mediation analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 362-375.

McLeod, B. A., & Gottlieb, A. (2018). Examining the relationship between child support arrears and incarceration among low-income nonresident fathers. Children and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.09.022

L. G. Van Sluytman, Torres, D. Coleman, D., McLeod, B. (2018). When They Return: Framing the argument for inclusion. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. doi: 10.1007/s41134-018-0070-7

McLeod, B. A., & Bonsu, J. (2018). The benefits and challenges of visitation practices in correctional settings: Will video visitation assist incarcerated fathers and their children? Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 30-35. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.07.004

McLeod, B.A., Gilmore, J., Daughtery, L., G., & Jones, J.T. (2018). A nonprofit organization’s approach to cognize community responses to historic and perpetuated structural racism in Baltimore city. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 4(2). doi: 10.20899/jpna.4.2.223-240.

McLeod, B. (2017). Fathering Despite Perpetual Penalties: Examining Fathers’ Involvement amidst the Collateral Consequences of Previous Criminal Justice Involvement. Urban Social Work, 1, 2, 144-164.

McLeod, B.A. & Tirmazi, M. T. (2017). Paternal dimensions and complexities: Understanding the relationship between parental dyads and fathers’ involvement among Black fathers with criminal records. Journal of Family Social Work. doi. 10.1080/10522158.2017.1283653

McLeod, B.A., Gilmore, J., & Jones, J. (2017). Solutions to structural racism in Baltimore City: One organization’s community-engaged approach in the aftermath of civil unrest. Social Work, 62(1), 77-79. doi: 10.1093/sw/sww067.

Egleton, M. C., Banigo, D. M., McLeod, B. A., & Vakalahi, H. F. O. (2016). Homelessness among formerly incarcerated African American men: Contributors and consequences. Contemporary Social Science, 11(4), 403-413. doi:10.1080/21582041.2016.1258590

Editorial Reviews:

Social Work Journal
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Journal of Family Social Work
Journal of Black Studies

Professional Affiliations:

Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Social Work Research

Practice Experience:

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.