Carole Williams Brown, Ed. D.
Research Associate Professor
Dr. Brown is a disability policy expert and has been involved with early intervention/special education for over thirty years with work extending from teaching in schools and universities to applied research and work in the federal Office of Special Education Programs and the District of Columbia’s Early Intervention Program and the Medical Assistance Program.
While at The Catholic University of America, she has worked on special initiatives in arts/education with funding from VSArts and with The Kreeger Museum’s “Hear Art, See Music” project to provide universal access to museum education for children and youth with learning disabilities. In these initiatives, she has partnered with faculty from Music, Drama, Fine Arts, Architecture, and Education.
More recent policy research in prenatal alcohol exposure and child development has emerged from knowledge gained from roles on the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and post-doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Current and future research is planned to follow the development of children exposed to alcohol in utero on the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) from infancy through kindergarten.
In the spring of 2009, Dr. Brown convened a policy forum at CUA on the topic of post-exposure research of treatment and education of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).