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Dr. Leonard is a Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience. He is the Board President for the Montana World Affairs Council and also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) representing abused or neglected children.
Dr. Leonard has a BS degree from The University of Delaware and a Master’s degree from Duke University. He received his Doctoral degree in Neuroscience from The Medical College of Pennsylvania and received a National Institutes of Health fellowship for post-doctoral studies at The Nobel Institute of Neurophysiology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Prior to his academic career, he founded Tri-County Rehabilitation Centers, out-patient clinics that provided services primarily for neurological patients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. This business was sold in 1986. In 1990, Dr. Leonard began work at The University of Montana where he directed the Motor Control Research Laboratories. Intellectual property developed by Dr. Leonard and his team formed the basis of Neurogenic Technologies Inc., a company he founded in 2001. Dr. Leonard spent several years working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center testing one patented device in weightless environments. Dr. Leonard was also the founding Director of the University’s Neural Injury Center—a center devoted to research and clinical services for university and community veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries.