Dr. Brown teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research design, quantitative methodology, field research, race and politics, and American government. Her research specializes in the challenges facing marginalized communities and the nature and effectiveness of tools for building community capacity. In addition to coordinating the MPA Internship Program, she is active the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance and with Kathleen Hale directs the Community Governance Research Project which has engaged in research throughout Alabama. By appointment of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, she is serving her second term on the state's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. She is a regular contributor to the Election Center professional development courses. Dr. Brown earned her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park.
- Ph.D., University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
- M.A., University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
- M.A., The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
- B.A., Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
Last Updated: October 04, 2018