David McLeod, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. McLeod joined our faculty in 2023 to lead the undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology program.  An experienced educator, he has taught domestically and internationally at both secondary and post-secondary levels. Dr. McLeod earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Biology at Emporia State University, a Master’s of Science in Ecology and Organismal Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas.

As a herpetologist, anatomist, and biology educator, Dr. McLeod is interested in many things.  His current research focus is on the systematics and morphology of Southeast Asian amphibians.  He uses molecular and morphological tools, including 3D technologies to study these animals. He actively mentors students in field-, laboratory-, and museum-based research projects. Dr. McLeod is a research affiliate of the National Museum of Natural History (Herpetology).