Dr. Fay E. Brown
Psychology Department

Dr. Fay E. Brown, an Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale University, serves as the Director of Child and Adolescent Development for the School Development Program in that Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1984 and later received a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling, and then a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Howard University.

Dr. Brown has worked at the elementary, high school and college levels, teaching and counseling
students. In 1993, she was recognized by the National Association for Personal Workers (NAPW) for
her outstanding contribution to student development. Her major focus is to help schools create and
maintain developmentally appropriate conditions to ensure the holistic development of every child.


Dr. Brown has served as educational consultant to various groups, including the educational task
force of the United Church of Christ. She is a motivational speaker, and in that capacity, presents at
local, national, and international events.


"At times we feel compelled to hold our past experiences accountable for our present condition. The desire to blame who we are on what did or did not occur in our lives overpowers our need to be accountable for what we choose to do or not do about it. It is not the action, but the reaction to the action that is of the most importance. To live this truth is our opportunity to redefine ourselves." – Richard A. Snipes


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