Dana M. Brown began her tenure as the new director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University in July of 2010. Ms. Brown is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in American Politics and Women and Politics at Rutgers University and recently completed a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Allegheny College.
Ms. Brown has had the honor of being an Eagleton Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and PLEN Coordinator for Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. Ms. Brown has also been Research Assistant at the National Asian American Survey (NAAS) and a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University. She has completed additional graduate work in political and social research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has presented research on women in politics, political psychology, political media, and political participation by women of color. Before entering graduate school Ms. Brown worked in Washington, D.C., as a development assistant for EMILY’s List. She earned her MA in political science from Rutgers University and BA in political science from Allegheny College.
Ms. Brown currently participates on the Community Advisory Board for the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh's Center for Race & Gender Equity and the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.