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David Axlyn McLeod

CTE Graduate Fellow

David McLeod
Phone: (804) 827-1603
Office: Center for Teaching Excellence
Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Suite 4102
Richmond, VA 23284


CV: www.damcv.com


David joined the CTE in August of 2011 as the resident Graduate Fellow; working to research the integration of technology into teaching and learning environments and the development of progressive technologically involved course design. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice minor in Pre-Law, and MSW (Masters of Social Work) Advanced Clinical Practice, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and is a Ph.D. candidate with the VCU School of Social Work. David has spent the past 15 years fighting to reduce gendered violence and combat child abuse; first in law enforcement as a special victims Police Detective, in the Little Rock metro area. Then after a short term as a special investigator for the State of Arkansas CPS system, he made the move into mental health services as a forensic psychiatric social worker evaluating competency to stand trial and providing treatment for the “criminally insane” in the Arkansas State Hospital Forensic Unit. Here in Virginia he has worked as a sex-offender treatment provider and psychosexual risk evaluator for the Richmond metro area court systems. David continues his pursuit of social justice as a researcher, where his substantive interests include criminal psychopathology and forensic trauma (the manner by which violent crime impacts individuals and groups of people). His current research is focused on female sexual offenders and examining their behavioral development from a neuroscientifically informed perspective. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the VCU School of Social Work and in multiple professional education environments.

David is looking forward to researching and further developing his proficiencies in technologically advanced course design and instruction, while here at the CTE, in order to improve the manner by which future generations of forensic professionals experience higher education. In doing this he aims to reduce the rates of cyclical violence in our society by inspiring a better-prepared legion of interventionists to combat and prevent it.

CTE Related Research Interests:

  • Multiparadigmatic Pedagogy
  • Teaching & Learning Online
  • Progressive Course Design
  • Transitioning From Traditional to Technology Rich Instruction
  • The Development of Distance Education Programs
  • Integrative Technology
  • Hybrid Learning Environments
  • Faculty Attitudes About Technology and Course Design
  • Latent Impacts of Technology on the Learning Experience

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