Les Brinson, Ph.D.; Professor and Former Department Chair, University of Maryland
with specialties in counseling and forensic psychology, Dr. Brinson has taught virtually every course in both the graduate and undergraduate psychology curricula. He has served as department chair for nearly three decades. After resigning from the chair?s position, to devote his time to teaching, research, and consulting, he was called to return to the chairs position after two years.
The department, under his leadership, has grown form a two-person faculty to fourteen -person faculty and staff. The enrollment has grown from less than 25 undergraduate majors to more than 500 and from 2 graduate students to more than 150.
Dr. Brinson has published in a variety of referred journals and non-referred journals and books as well. He serves as the Chair of Faculty Athletic Council and the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for nearly two decades. He served as the Chair of the NCAA Infractions Committee for 6 years. He has served as the Chair of the NCCU Faculty Senate where he authored the NCCU Post Tenure Review Policy. After being appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the North Carolina Board of Psychology Examiners, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Board. He is a Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners; Psychological Specialties Division. He is the NCCU University Marshal.