Dr. Meredith Kleykamp
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland; Senior Sociologist, RAND Corporation
Meredith Kleykamp is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and senior sociologist at the RAND Corporation. Her primary research centers on the consequences of military service for service members, veterans, and their families as well as military personnel policies and challenges. Her recent research has examined societal perceptions and reception of returning veterans, military identity in the transition out of military service, hiring discrimination against military spouses, pre-enlistment diversity attitudes among military-propensed youth, and how to desegregate recruit training in the United States Marine Corps, among other projects. Her past research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Institute. Her work has been published in academic journals and peer-reviewed RAND reports. She served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families, and on the Maryland Governor’s Challenge team on Preventing Suicide. She previously taught at the University of Kansas and United States Military Academy. She received a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 2007.