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Amy E. Brown, Senior Research Assistant

bio photo brownAmy Brown conducts qualitative research on community colleges involved in the national guided pathways reform movement.

Brown holds an MSEd in reading, writing, and literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a BA in education and creative writing from Colgate University. Her research interests include social reproduction and transformation in educational institutions, literacy and language learning, and community/school relationships.

Prior to joining CCRC, Brown served as a research assistant on projects in diversity in children’s literature and youth civic engagement at Penn and on the Living Writers course and an English faculty book project at Colgate. She also taught elementary students at Abington Friends School in Pennsylvania, worked at the Bowdoin College Children’s Center, and co-led a creative writing afterschool program in Hamilton, NY.