Nevin Brown

February 21, 2013

Name: Nevin Brown
Title: Senior Fellow
Department: Siena Italian Studies
Organization: International Center for Intercultural Exchange
Phone: 646.652.9711 (US)
Fax: 39 0577 111336 (Italy)
Address: Via di Fontebranda, 69
Brief Biography:

Nevin Brown has served as Senior Fellow with Siena Italian Studies since May 2010. He is involved in the development of the International Center for Intercultural Exchange (of which Siena Italian Studies is a unit), including organization and implementation of conferences and symposia on intercultural education issues, engagement in proposal development for presentations to other conferences and proposals for funding new initiatives, and overall advice on organizational development and management. Beginning with the winter 2013 academic term, he will also serve as co-director of the Graduate Program in International Development and Service, a joint initiative between the International Center and the International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL). He works part-time in Siena, Italy and part-time from a home base on the East Coast of the USA.

Among his previous positions, Mr. Brown was president of the International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL), a U.S.-based organization that provided academic and community service study-abroad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in ten nations worldwide. Prior to moving to New York in 2003, Mr. Brown was for eleven years a principal partner with the Education Trust; there he worked particularly closely with community-based school-university collaborative initiatives through the Trust’s K-16 and Community Compacts for Student Success initiatives, directed for six years the Trust’s annual national conferences, and was the communications officer for the Quality in Undergraduate Education initiative, through which two- and four-year postsecondary institutions developed standards for academic achievement in five core disciplines.
Brown also worked for eleven years for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, where he headed its Division of Urban Affairs. He has also worked for shorter periods of time for the District of Columbia Public Schools, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Achieve, the University of Houston, and the Southern Regional Council’s Southern Governmental Monitoring Project.

An historian by academic training, Brown has spent most of his professional career working in the areas of urban policy and higher education/community engagement. Among his professional affiliations, Brown has been a member of the governing boards of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the National History Education Network, and the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion . He has also served as a review panelist for the National Science Foundation, Innovations in American Government Awards, and National History Day, and as a member of the editorial boards of several professional journals. He also co-chaired the European Links Committee for UAA from 1995-2003 (with Robin Hambleton from the University of the West of England), through which he was involved in the creation of the European Urban Research Association.

Brown received a B.A. with highest honors in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972 and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia the following year. In 2001 he received the Urban Hero Award of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

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