* David Leonard has taught classes such as: Introduction to Black Studies; Hip Hop Around the Globe; From Malcolm to Black Panther Party; Cultural Politics of Sport; Black Freedom Struggle; Black Popular Culture; Cinematic Representation of Blackness; Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex; Race and Popular Culture; Global Inequality; Social Justice and American Culture; and Theories of Racism and Ethnic Conflict.
* Leonard is a regular contributor to NewBlackMan, layupline, Feminist Wire, and Urban Cusp. He was a past contributor to Ebony, Slam, Racialicious, Loop21, The Nation, and The Starting Five.
* Leonard is the author of Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema (2006), and After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness (2012). He co-edited Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports (2011).