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Dr. Dana Brown

Dana Brown


Executive Director
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics Chatham University


Dr. Dana M. Brown is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University. A graduate of Allegheny College, she received her master's degree from Rutgers University, and has her PhD in Political Science. In 2014, she was featured in Pittsburgh Magazine's 40 under 40.

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. She 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, she worked in the District of Columbia as a development assistant for EMILY's List.

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 United States Global Leadership Coalition. She and her husband and child live in the Regent Square area in Pittsburgh.