Leigh Leslie
Associate Professor, Family Science
Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Program
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142V,School of Public Health
Phone: 301.405.4011 |
Office Hours: 

Contact via email to set up a time unless otherwise listed in Course Syllabus.

CV / Resume
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Education and Training

Ph.D., Individual and Family Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1982

  • FMSC 330 Family Theories and Patterns
  • FMSC 430 Gender Issues in Families
  • FMSC 640 Family Therapy: Theories and Techniques
  • FMSC 745 Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy and Service Delivery
  • FMSC 651 Clinical Methods and Consultation in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
Honors and Awards

• Published six chapters and over 30 refereed articles in journals such as Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Journal of Family Psychology.

• Program Chair, "Families and Health," Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (2012).

• Co-editor of Gender, Families, and Close Relationships (1994). • Associate Editor, Personal Relationships (1997-2002).

• Member of editorial boards of five family journals, including Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Family Relations.

• Fellow, National Council on Family Relations (2004).

• Outstanding Teacher in School of Public Health (2001).

• Outstanding Teacher Award from the Campus Panhellenic Association (1990).

• Recipient of University of Maryland Summer Curriculum Transformation Project for Feminist Studies Fellowship (1989).

•Adjunct Faculty Member, Women's Studies Department, University of Maryland College Park.

• Section Chair, Feminism and Family Science, National Council on Family Relations.

• Board of Directors, National Council on Family Relations.

• Principal investigator of grant from Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues grant, Marital Quality of Interracial Couples.

• Principal Investigator of grant from the September 11 Casey Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Providing Psychoeducational Services to a School Community Affected by September 11th.


Leslie, L. A., & Southard, A. (2009). Thirty years of feminist family therapy: Moving into the mainstream. In Lloyd, S., Allen, K. & Few, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Feminist Family Studies. Guilford, 328-339.

Marks, S., & Leslie, L. A. (2008). Intersectionality and work family studies. In S. Coontz, American Families: A Multicultural Reader (pp. 245-257). Routledge.

Forry, N., Leslie, L. A., & Letiecq, B. L. (2007). Marital quality in interracial relationships: The role of sex role ideology and perceived fairness. Journal of Family Issues, 12, 1538-1552.

Kelch-Oliver, K., & Leslie, L. A. (2006). Racial identity development in biracial adolescent females. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 18(4), 53-75.

Morton, G., & Leslie, L. A. (2005). Typologies of juvenile adolescent offenders. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 16(4), 30-41.

Leslie, L. A., & Letiecq, B. L. (2004). Marital quality of African American and White partners in interracial couples. Personal Relationships, 11, 559-574.

Schultz, C. M., & Leslie, L. A. (2004). Family therapy trainees' perceptions of divorced mothers: A test of bias in information recall. Family Relations, 53, 405-411.

MacDermid, S., Leslie, L., & Bissonette, L. (2002). Walking the walk. Insights from research in helping clients navigate work and family. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 13(2/3), 21-40.

Leslie, L. A., & Morton, G. (2001). Family therapy's response to family diversity: Looking back, looking forward. Journal of Family Issues, 22, 904-921.

Leslie, L. A., Ettenson, R., & Cumsille, P. (2000). Selecting a child care center: What parents really want.Child and Youth Care Forum, 29(5), 299-322.