Board Members

Dana Brown

Executive Director and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Chatham University

Dana Brown serves as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University. Dr. Brown earned her doctorate in American Politics and Women and Politics at Rutgers University where she also received her master’s degree in political science.

Dr. Brown has presented research on women in politics, political psychology, political media, and political participation by women of color. The Obama White House has acknowledged her work at the Center by inviting her to participate in a conference on girls’ leadership and civic education.

Dr. Brown is currently serving on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, appointed by Governor Tom Wolf in 2015 and serves on additional boards focused on empowering women for public leadership. In 2014 Dr. Brown was recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s “40 Under 40.”