Judith C. Brown, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, is an accomplished scholar, educator, and administrator. A pioneer in the fields of gender history and the history of sexuality, she has also helped to bring widespread attention to the arts and humanities — a field of study she believes to be critical in today’s world. Brown earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and her B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Having previously served as Dean of the School of Humanities at Rice University, and both Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Wesleyan University, she brings a wealth of experience to Minerva. Brown pushes her students to think clearly and ethically. She believes helping them gain the confidence to take risks is a crucial and necessary part of learning, leadership, and having a positive impact on the world.