Dr. Natasha Brown has an extensive background in the fields of education, organizational development and leadership, health care administration and behavioral health expanding over 20 years. In her current role as the Assistant Director of Operations at La Salle University, Dr. Brown is the lead problem-solver and efficiency expert, demonstrating initiative and creativity in all efforts to make the School of Arts and Sciences and the Dean’s Office operate effectively for organizational success. Dr. Brown oversees the administrative operations and develops policies, systems and procedures for La Salle’s largest and most complex school. Dr. Brown was hired in 2018 as an Adjunct Professor at Peirce College for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management degree program. Since 2015, Dr. Brown has been an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University for the Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree program. Dr. Brown serves on the Board of Capstone Presentations and mentors graduate students working on their thesis in the Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership degree program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Brown was employed at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine from 2017-2018 as the Associate Director for the Office of Master’s Program. Dr. Brown managed academic and operational aspects of the master’s degree programs, set the direction and provided information of the school’s internal academic and policy development for programs and administrative operations that aligned with the core mission and university policies, assisted in designing new master’s programs and certificates, and guided the new programs through the school and university approval process. Dr. Brown worked at Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College as the Education Coordinator III to 270 first-year medical students for 9 years. Dr. Brown organized the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course which specialized in teaching the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and developing the necessary skills for successful patient encounters in clinical settings. Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Dr. Brown was employed at Northeast Growth and Development Center as the Director of Clinical Services for the birth to five center and community-based early intervention program from 2006-2008. Dr. Brown worked in the Student Affairs Office as the Career Coordinator at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. Dr. Brown also was the Staffing Coordinator and a Mental Health Associate at Friends Hospital from 2003-2006. Dr. Brown was an Admissions Director of AFNA an educational and career preparation program for seventh grade to graduate students from 2001-2002.
Dr. Brown is committed to training employees, to helping students and to creating a productive and satisfying learning environment that promotes best educational practices, professional development and innovation. Dr. Brown enjoys watching the history channel, interior decorating, visiting museums, attending comedy shows, listening to R&B, traveling and spending time with her dear family and friends.
Ed.D, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
MS, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT and LEADERSHIP
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Areas of Expertise
- Organizational Development and Leadership
- Educational Leadership and Management
- Systems Dynamics and Change
- Career Development and Employee Engagement
- Electronic Collaboration and Interaction in Learning Environments
- Inclusion/Diversity, Recruitment and Retention
- Action Research
- Qualitative Research