Dr. Heather Brown
Executive Director of the Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNCC
Dr. Heather Brown is the Executive Director of the Women + Girls Research Alliance at University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her research focuses on the intersections between weight and learning in women as well as on the ethics and practice of research with stigmatized populations. Her professional experiences encompass significant work with writing, editing, and publishing. While the majority of her career has been as a grant writer/editor, during which she facilitated more than $20 million in awards, she began her career as a journalist for community weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin. She also is the co-editor of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, has served as editorial assistant for Adult Education Quarterly, where she currently serves on the editorial review board, and provides peer review for proposals to adult education conferences and for manuscripts to the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Her research has been presented at numerous conferences and been published in The Politics of Size and the Fat Pedagogy Reader.