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Amanda McLeroy

Assistant Professor

Counseling & Human Development

PhD, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counselor education)
MS, Columbus State University (clinical and mental health counseling)
BS, George Mason University (psychology)


Amanda McLeroy joined the counseling and human development faculty in 2022. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate in North Carolina, a nationally certified counselor, and a telemental health provider with over five years of clinical experience. McLeroy has worked with clients in educational and community-based settings, correctional facilities, and private practice.

McLeroy also has a wide range of teaching experience. Before joining the Warner School, she served as a comprehensive postsecondary transition instructor in the Beyond Academics program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this role, McLeroy taught students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and spearheaded an outcome evaluation study to investigate the differences in academic performance, independent living skills, depressive symptomatology, and well-being among students who were receiving third-party support services and those who were not. Additionally, she taught master’s level counseling and STEM students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and served as an adjunct professor in the Online Counseling Program at the College of William & Mary.

McLeroy’s primary research interests include childhood and racial trauma, caregivers of individuals with disabilities, and multicultural issues affecting underserved and underrepresented populations. Her current work concerns Black adolescents' experiences of police brutality exposure via social media.