Leaman earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and master’s degree in molecular growth and development from The Ohio State University. He earned a Ph.D in molecular biology and reproductive physiology from the University of Missouri.
Before joining Wright State, Leaman served as chair and professor of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo, project scientist at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center and scientific director of Gemini Technologies.
“Dr. Leaman is an innate immunologist, specializing in biochemical and physiological aspects of host-virus interactions,” Edwards said. “He continues to run a successful research laboratory, giving him insight into current trends in the life and physical sciences and an advantage in an administrative position that requires a strong appreciation of the role that faculty scholarship plays in the education of future Wright State graduates.”
Wright State, UD to graduate more than 2,045 students Saturday
In a release, WSU said the university intends to conduct a search in fall 2020 for the permanent position of provost.