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Leigh Leslie

Leigh A. Leslie

Associate Professor Emerita, Family Science


SPH | Room 1142V


Areas of Interest


PhD, Individual and Family Science, 1982

The Pennsylvania State University

FMSC330 Family Theories and Patterns

FMSC430 Gender Issues in Families

FMSC640 Family Therapy: Theories and Techniques

FMSC745 Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy and Service Delivery

FMSC651 Clinical Methods and Consultation in Marriage and Family Therapy

FMSC658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

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

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

Allen, S.H. & Leslie, L.A. (in press). Considering the role of nativity in the health and psychological well-being of Black LGBT adults. Journal of Homosexuality.

Hrapczynski, K., & Leslie, L.A. (in press). Predicting White Parents' Engagement in Racial Socialization in Transracial Adoptive Families. Family Relations.

Messman, J.B., & Leslie, L.A. (in press). Transgender college students: Academic resilience and striving to cope in the face of health challenges. Journal of American College Health

Leslie, L. A. Hrapczynski, K. & Young, J. (in press) Biracial families formed through adoption. In Roy, R., & Rollins. A. (Eds.) Biracial families: Crossing boundaries, blending cultures, and challenging racial ideologies. Springer.

Leslie, L. A. & Koblinsky, S. A. (2017). Returning to civilian life: Family reintegration challenges and resilience of women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Journal of Family Social Work, 20, 106-123.