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Pamela D. Brown Ph.D.


Pamela D. Brown, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of professional experience. She has worked in public and private school settings for close to two decades. These experiences uniquely inform her knowledge with regards to teacher expectations as well as the challenges students may need to overcome in order to be successful in the classroom. Particular areas of focus include consulting with parents and schools regarding issues of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Brown has worked with populations from a broad range of cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds and has published and presented to professional and lay groups on a variety of topics, both nationally and internationally. For more than a decade, she was a consultant to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and the clinical coordinator of their Rookie Success Program. She also maintains a private practice serving families, couples, and individuals.

Recent publications include:

  • Brown, P. D. (In press). White Administrators Working with Black Parents: Understanding and Avoiding Resistance. Phi Delta Kappan.
  • Brown, P. D. (5/18/21). “Here’s how we can make difficult pandemic parent-teacher conferences better: Pandemic adaptations have created opportunities for authentic conversations,” The Hechinger Report.
  • Brown, P. D. (August 2015). “Creating Cultures of Inclusion for Families of Color: What Administrators and Teachers Can Do,” Independent School.
  • Brown, P. D. (March 2014). “Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Your Partner,” NFL Newsletter, NY, NY.
  • Brown, P. D. (September 2014). “Women Are from Venus and Players Are from Mars,” NFL Newsletter, NY, NY.
  • Brown, P. D. (February 2014). “Relationships for Long: How to Stay in the RFL,” NFL Newsletter, NY, NY.
  • Brown, P. D. (Fall, 2013). “The Pollyanna Effect: What Parents of Color Need to Know to Navigate Private School,” Independent School.
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