Providing Leadership in Government and Academe
Brown, DSW, is an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui
Tribe, and he is affiliated with the Tohono O’odham
Nation. His distinguished career as a leader in, and
an advocate for, the American Indian community
illustrates the wide range of work opportunities that
can be built on advanced degrees in social work.
Currently, Brown is a professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where he serves as Director of the American Indian Studies program. He has a joint professorship with the School of Social Work. His many responsibilities include providing a campus-wide leadership role to ensure that American Indian programs on campus work together in coordinated way.
Brown's prior position was Associate Dean and Director of the Kathryn M Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the world of government Brown has served as Director of Intergovernmental Operations with the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Chief of the Division of Social Services in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Director of Arizona Department of Economic Security, and Assistant Secretary for the Department of Interior.