The Catholic University of America

Carole Brown, Ed.D.


Research Associate Professor

O'Boyle 203

620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319-5887


Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Post doctoral Fellowship 2007 Carolina Interdisciplinary Large Scale (database) Policy Research Training
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Ed.D. 1987 Special Education/Early Childhood Education

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

M.A. 1976 Special Education/Early Childhood Education
Earlham College A.B. 1972 Psychology


Professional History

2002-current Research Associate Professor The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
2006-current Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute) The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
2000-2002 Vice President, Research and professional Development Lt. JP Kennedy Institute
Washington, DC
1996-1997 Course Instructor Trinity College
Washington, DC
1995-1996 Course Instructor George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
1995-2000 Director, Center for Family Support and Early Childhood and Division for Early Intervention Services Lt. JP Kennedy Institute
Washington, DC
1990-1994 Assistant Professor

George Washington University
Washington, DC

1988-1990 Education Program Sepcialist, Grade 13

Office of Special Education Programs

U.S. Department of Education

  Expert/ D.C. License in Special Education Praxis II, Principles of Learning in Early Childhood



EDUC 575 Supervised Internship: Early Childhood Su 2013
EDUC 572 Language and Cultural Issues in Education F 2013
EDUC 535 Current Trends in Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education F 2012
EDUC 532

Practicum in Modification & Adaptation of Curriculum &
Instruction for Exceptional Children

Su 2010
EDUC 533 Field Experience in Assessment Su 2009
EDUC 534 Field Experience: Collaboration, Consultation and Systems Changes F 2009
EDUC 536 Interpersonal Communication, Consultation & the Process of Change Su 2006
EDUC 635 Psychological Measurement F 2006
EDUC 699 Intro to Educational Research Sp 2006
EDUC 792 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research and Evaluation Su 2006


Recent Publications

Chen, D., & Brown, C. (in progress), Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Parent Interactions and Literacy. (Results presented as poster at American Psychological Society, May, 2010).
Brown, C., Olson, H., & Croninger, R. (2010), Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and infant social, mental, and motor development, Journal of Early Intervention (32)2.
Olson, H., Ohlemiller, M, O’Connor, M, Brown, C., Morris, C. & Damus, K., (2009), Essential Services for Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their Families: A call to action, “Research and Policy Report from the Centers for Disease Control National Task    Force on FAS/FAE-Post Exposure Working Group, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia.
Brown, C., Shuster, J., Illmer, D. (2008) Early intervention programs, Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology, SAGE publications.   January 23.
Long, T. & Brown, C., & Nagy Rado, A. (2007), "Preparing special educators to assume collaborative and consultative roles," Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and PracticeVol. 9, No. 8.
Brown C., & Celeste, M. (2006), Answering the call to prepare special educators in Catholic institutions of  higher education, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, Vol. 9, No. 4, June.
Jervay-Pendergrass, D. & Brown, C. (2000). Something happened! Sharing life stories from birth to three, in ZERO TO THREE Vol. 20, December, 1999 – January, 2000, p. 25.
Brown, C., Perry, D., & Kurland, S. (1994). Funding policies that affect children: What every early  interventionist should know, Infants and Young children: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care Practices, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, p. 1-12.
Brown, C. & P. Seklemian (1993). “The individualized functional assessment: Lessons for Part H eligibility determination from the Zebley decision,Journal of Early Intervention, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 239-252.
Place, P. & Brown, C., (1992). “Trust, entitlement, or some of both: Can Part H provide the services families need and want? “Carolina Policy Studies Program, University of North Carolina, December.
Brown, C., (1991). “IFSPs in the fourth year of implementation under Part H: The year of the paradox,” Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 113, Fall.