Karen Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Karen Brown

Karen Harris Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Interim Dean and an Associate Professor of the University of the Virgin Islands School of Education. Dr. Brown is Adjunct Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Vermont LEND faculty at the University of Vermont. She received her doctoral degree in special education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida and participated in a postdoctoral fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related disorders (LEND) at Georgia State University. Dr. Brown earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist with 27 years of experience and holds the national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Brown continues to provide services across the lifespan in a variety of settings (early intervention, inpatient and outpatient ​services). Specialty areas include pediatric language disorders, speech sound disorders, neurogenic communication disorders and swallowing disorders. Prior to returning to the USVI, Dr. Brown was a tenured Associate Professor of Speech-language Pathology and served as director of that program. At the national level, Dr. Brown is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Act Early Ambassador to the USVI for the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign. Her research interests are centered around Caribbean perspectives of disability.