Faculty Spotlight: Meet adjunct Carey Brown

by Ahliil Saitanan  |   

Portrait of Carey Brown
Dept. of Human Services adjunct Carey Brown poses for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Carey Brown)

Carey Brown is an adjunct in the Department of Human Services who is teaching three courses this Spring 2021 semester and will continue in the future. Additionally, he is a Senior Academic Advisor with the College of Health Student Success Center.

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Brown has an extensive background in Human Services and related fields, specializing in re-entry from incarceration. He has always considered himself a helper, one to serve others who are in need, so he started working toward a career in hospital administration to address infant mortality rates in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

More opportunities to serve

Not long after, Brown found additional opportunities to serve while working within other areas of Human Services, such as homeless and distressed youth services, disability support services, domestic violence prevention services and re-entry services.

“I enjoy the feeling that I get when I see an individual's once-dire circumstances change for the better, as it re-emphasizes the need for everyone to have a chance, and sometimes, a second chance,” Brown said.

Brown has earned a BS in Health Administration from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas; a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Alaska Anchorage; and a Nonprofit Management Certification from the Foraker Group/University of Alaska Fairbanks. His affiliations include the National Organization for Human Services Professionals, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the American Society for Public Administration.

In his free time, Brown enjoys traveling to different places with a small group of friends for music concerts and festivals. He also enjoys catching professional sports games in Seattle for a quick getaway from Alaska, and he is a collector of autographed sports memorabilia and Charlie Brown/Snoopy collectibles.