Areas of expertise: Prison Industrial Complex and Voter Disenfranchisement
Wilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are the prison industrial complex and voter disenfranchisement. Dr. Leon is a Lecturer in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, DC where he teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in National Government, Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to Black Politics and Judicial Process.
Dr. Leon is a recognized scholar and much sought after speaker and writer. He is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Trice-Edney News Service. His Opinion/Editorials are also published regularly in The Root, The Grio, Black Agenda Report, Black Politics on the Web, Politic365, The Maynard Institute, and many others. He writes on Congressional Politics, the Presidency, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, American Government, and Public Policy with a vast understanding of international issues as well.
Dr. Leon is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a BA in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University where he studied under Ronald Walters, Joseph McCormick, and Lenneal Henderson. He hosts and produces “Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon” on Sirius/XM 128 and appears regularly on RT TV, CNN, MSNBC, and TV One.