Scholar. Author. Civic Influencer.
Khalilah Brown-Dean is an award-winning Associate Professor (with tenure) of Political Science at Quinnipiac University. She has extensive experience in teaching, curriculum design, mentoring veterans and first-gen students, evaluation, and professional development. As an advocate of lifelong learning, Brown-Dean received additional training via Tufts University’s Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Summer Program, the Summer Institute in Political Psychology, and various programs offered by The College Board. Previously, she was Faculty Co-Coordinator of the Health Policy and Advocacy Track at the Frank Netter School of Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Yale University.
Professor Brown-Dean’s courses center contemporary challenges within longstanding theoretical, normative, and policy debates in Political Science and beyond. Whether teaching a Designing Political Inquiry course or leading a seminar on Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, Brown-Dean inculcates what Shulman calls the “pedagogy of substance” to help students become active, engaged, and informed global citizens.