Professor, History and Society
Program Director, Forensic Mental Health

Hart Hall 213
518-244-2211
mcleom@sage.edu

Education

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, The University at Albany

Dissertation: Victim Noncooperation in the Prosecution of Domestic Assaults

M.A., Criminal Justice, The University at Albany

B.A., Social Science, Mundelein College

Courses Taught

  • CRM/SOC  111 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRM/SOC/WST  310 Victims & Their Experiences
  • CRM/SIC 427 Internship in Sociology & Criminal Justice
  • FMH/PSY 505 Introduction to Forensic Mental Health
  • FMH/PSY 510 Victimology & Victim Services
  • FMH 540 Externship in Forensic Mental Health

Research

Areas of interest: Curriculum Design, Youth Court, Victimology, Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Presentations and Workshops

(2013) Moderator on a panel entitled, “Military Sexual Assault” at the annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of NYS, Latham, October.

(2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) “Creating the Professional Self: Life After College” at the annual meetings of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State, and of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences.

(2008) Moderator on a panel entitled “Forensic Mental Health Issues in Institutional and Community Settings” at the annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of NYS, Saratoga Springs, October.

(2007) Moderator on a panel entitled “Civil Confinement in NYS” at the annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of NYS, Geneva, October.

(2006) Participant on a panel entitled “Criminal Justice Certification” at the annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of NYS, Poughkeepsie, October.

(2006) Participant on a panel entitled “ACJS Standards and Criminal Justice Accreditation” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Bristol, RI, June.

Consulting

Fall 2013: Curriculum Developer, The Sage Colleges. Served as subject matter expert in the design of CRM 111 for the Achieve Program.

May 2011: External Reviewer, University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY
Conducted external review of a self-study prepared by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice

April 2011: External Reviewer, Orange County Community College
Conducted external review of a self-study prepared by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice

November 2010:
Consultant, Professional Office on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction, NYS Board of Regents. Conducted on-site review of NYS Correctional Academy curriculum and developed recommendations for award of collegiate credit.

Spring 2010: Curriculum Developer, Excelsior College, Albany, NY.
Redesigned CRJ 326 Victimology for fully online delivery via WebCt.

May 2009: Consultant, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Conducted on-site review of the Criminal Justice curriculum at Berkshire Community College and prepared assessment report.

October 2008 – May 2009: Member, General Education Faculty Subcommittee, Excelsior College, Albany, NY. Review and revision of institutional General Education curriculum in preparation for 2012 Middle  States accreditation site visit

June 2008: External Reviewer, Utica College of Syracuse University. Evaluated proposed graduate program in Criminal Justice Leadership for submission to the NYSED.

May 2008: External Reviewer, Hudson Valley Community College
Conducted external review of a self-study prepared by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice

October 2007: External Reviewer, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Conducted external review of a self-study prepared by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice

June 2007: External Reviewer, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Participated in external review of the institution’s Criminal Justice curriculum.

June 2006: Consultant, Criminal Justice Training Assessment Program, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Conducted review of criminal justice training program curricula; developed recommendations for award of collegiate credit. Site visit to Eckard Youth Alternative Program, Tampa, FL.

November 2005: Consultant, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Conducted on-site review of the Criminal Justice curriculum at Greenfield Community College and prepared assessment report.

July 2005: Consultant, Professional Office on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction, NYS Board of Regents.
Conducted on-site review of NYS Department of Correctional Services curriculum and development of recommendations for award of collegiate credit.

May 2005 – June 2005: External Reviewer, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
Conducted external review of a self-study prepared by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (President, 2001- 2003; Chair of Student Affairs Committee, 1997-2001; Chair of Curriculum Committee, 1993-95; Regional Vice President, 1996-2001; 2003 – 2007; Chair of Professional Standards Committee, 2007-Present)

Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences

Town of Bethlehem Youth Court
(Advisory Board Member 2002-present; Treasurer, 2002-present; Trainer 2002-present)

Town of Colonie Youth Court
(Advisory Board Member 1992-2000; Trainer 1992- present)

Service

Professor of Criminal Justice (2005-Present), Graduate Professor of Forensic Mental Health (2006-Present), Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (1988-2005), Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY. (Department Chair, 1992 – 2009; Acting Chair of the Division of Social and Global Studies, Fall 1998; Program Director of Forensic Mental Health, 2008- present; Coordinator of Criminal Justice, 1988 – 2009; Coordinator of Crime and Justice Policy, 2002 – 2009; Coordinator of Sociology, 1992- 2009). Responsible for curriculum development and review; hiring of faculty; preparation of annual budgets and reports; coordination of program activities; internship supervision; student advisement; membership on the following college committees: Middle States (2008-present); Public Safety (2007-present); Rank, Tenure and Promotion (2002-2004, 2010-2013; Chair, 2003-2004), Advisory Committee on Enrollment Management (2001- 2003); Program Review (1992-94), Grants and Leaves (1992-97), Curriculum (1989-92), Community Council (1991-93), Faculty Development (1996-97), Baccalaureate Degree (1997-2000).

Graduate Externship/Research Partnerships

Albany County District Attorney
Albany County Drug Court
Albany County Sexual Assault
Albany County Veterans Court
Albany Medical Center
Albany Police Department
Berkshire County Superior Court Probation (Massachusetts)
Bethlehem Youth Court
Brookwood Secure Juvenile Facility
Bureau of Forensic services, NYS Office of Mental Health
Compeer of Utica
Crisis Intervention Services, Samaritan Hospital
Equinox Domestic Violence Services
Equinox Youth Outreach
Horizon House Residential Reentry Program
LaSalle School
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NYS Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Parsons Child and Family Center
Policy Research Associates
Public Safety Psychology
Rensselaer County Drug Treatment Court
Rensselaer County Probation
Rensselaer County Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program
Rensselaer County Sheriffs Department Schenectady County Rape Crisis
Schoharie County Mental Health
Sex Offender Management Unit, Office of the NYS Attorney General
Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities
U.S. Marshals Service, Behavioral Analysis Unit
U.S. Office of Probation and Pretrial Services
Vanderheyden Hall