For Dr. Tamara L. Brown, the bold Texas heat isn’t the only thing making an impression on her. The new dean of the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology is impressed by the hospitality of PVAMU.
“People have been incredibly gracious, very kind and have extended themselves to me to help out. It’s certainly something that I really appreciate,” she said.
Brown has been tapped to lead the college and has been on the job since August 1. The graduate of Longwood College, now Longwood University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and served on the faculty of the University of Kentucky for 13 years prior to arriving at PVAMU.
With just a couple of weeks under her belt, Brown has already charted a plan of work and has met with faculty, staff and students to share thoughts and ideas.
“I’ve been learning more and more about the rich resources of this college, in terms of its people and the commitment of its people,” Brown said. “Dr. Wright and Dr. Thomas-Smith shared with me ideas they had and their great love of this University. It was quite contagious. I was excited about the vision of the college and the direction it’s slated to go.”
Brown is turning her focus to a number of things, including assisting in the certification process of Justice Studies, assisting in curriculum development for the Psychology doctoral program and expanding the Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.
“As the dean, I plan to advocate for this college, I plan to support its pursuit of excellence and I plan to hold the College accountable for producing productive people,” Brown said.