Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1969; Associate of Arts, San Francisco City College, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1973.
Truck driver, Motor Assessory, P&S Company, Pueblo, Colorado, 1958-1960; psychiatric technician, Colorado Eastern State Hospital, Pueblo, 1960-1963; psychiatric technician, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, 1963-1964; security officer, San Francisco General Hospital, 1964-1966; police officer, San Francisco Police Department, 1966-1969; police inspector, San Francisco Police Department, 1969-1975; education researcher, Far West Education Laboratory, San Francisco, 1974-1985; dean School Education, City College of New York, CUNY, 1985-1990; university vice president, vice provost, professor of Practice of Education, Duke U., 1990-1996; professor public policy studies, Duke U., since 1996. Member California Task Force for Integrated Education, Sacramento, 1978-1982, TaskForce for Bilingual Education, Sacramento, 1977-1979. Member State New York Teacher.Certification Practices Board, 1987-1990, Task Force Teacher Preparation for New York State, 1987-1988.
Test developer San Francisco Civil Service Commission, 1972-1980. Member Advanced Certified Peace Officers Standards and Training, Sacramento, 1970-1975. Board directors National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco, 1982-1985, San Francisco Education fund, 1984-1985, Pacific Graduate School Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 1984-1988, River Vale (New Jersey) District School Board, 1986-1990, Wachovia Bank, since 1990, American Association University Administrators, 1993-1995.
Trustee Stanford University, 1990-1995. Member board advisors United States Army Command College, 1995-1997. Member American Education Research Association, American Association Colleges of Teacher Education (board directors New York state chapter 1986-1990, chairman multicultural task force 1986-1990, president New York chapter, national board directors 1990), National Alliance Black School Administrators (life), Stanford University Education Association (president 1971-1972), Stanford Alumni Association (life), Alpha Tau Boulé.
Married Eva Lee Handy, April 16, 1956 (divorced 1974). Children: Shinita La Joy, Leonard Charles Junior. Married Sandra Ann Melia, June 3, 1978.
Children: Alisha Revira, Nicole DeAnna, Tiffany Marie.