Professor Leopold teaches "Foundations of Commerce," with an emphasis on the history of business, business and society, and innovation. His background is in business, with a corporate career in strategy, operations, marketing, and consulting roles with Capital One, Genworth Financial, Circuit City, IBM, and CSC Index. He also worked as a career adviser and taught at UVA's Darden School of Business and taught strategy courses at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Council on Economic Education and is an active leader with the Boy Scouts of America.

Professor Leopold received his B.S.E. in Economics and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.