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Dr. Debra Brown

Debra Brown

MS. Debra Brown
Adjunct Lecturer

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building
Phone: 910-672-1334
Fax: 910-672-1755



B.A. Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
M.S.W. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Debra L. L. Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Social Work, has sixteen plus years of education experience. Her post-masters experience includes teaching at Central Texas College, Pope Air Force Base, NC, Fayetteville State University, Fort Bragg-Pope Air Force Base, NC, and Fayetteville State University-Main Campus, Fayetteville, NC as an adjunct lecturer. She also served in a fulltime appointment as the Coordinator of Field Education and Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.

Prior to teaching full time, Ms. Brown worked as a child protective service social worker as well as a middle school drop-out prevention coordinator and social worker. While at the middle school, she initiated the “school-within-a-school” program for students at-risk of being transferred to an alternative school due to behavioral challenges.

Teaching Courses

SWRK 230 - Introduction to Social Work
SWRK 330 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 400 - Interview Skills
SWRK 340 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
SWRK 410 - Social Work Practice
SWRK 425 - Social Work Practice
SWRK 450 - Field Practicum
SWRK 580 - Social Work Field Instruction I
SWRK 585 - Social Work Field Instruction II

Research Interest

Elderly African Americans
Social Work and Spirituality
Women in Leadership
Student Support in Education
Multiculturalism in Education and Social Work Practice

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education


Brown, T. M., Dilday, C., Johnson, O., Jackson, D., & Brown, D. (2008). Students' mentoring relationships in social work education. Sociation, 6(2).

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