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Charlene M. Brown, PhD, MA, BBA

  • Adjunct Faculty
Media Expertise:
  • Education
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Psychology & Mental Health

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology (2018)
    California Institute of Integral Studies (CA)
  • MA, Women's Spirituality (2012)
    Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University, CA)
  • BBA, Business Management (2006)
    Howard University (Washington, DC)

About Me

As a long time educator, I currently specialize in whole-person and transformative ways of learning and knowing, with a specific focus on practical applicability, experiential learning, and excellence without trauma.  I'm very interested in the complexities of identity for Black women and girls in the numerous spaces they occupy.

Research Interests

  • Person-centered being, doing, connecting, and facilitating
  • Experiential learning and experiences
  • Integrating mind, body, spirit, and environment in practical ways
  • Bringing transpersonal skills to the everyday
  • Identity/formulation of Black women and girls
  • Women and Girls of Color and their many intersecting identities 
  • How women and their collective actions will change the world
  • Black daughter-mother dynamics

Media Expertise

  • Experiential learning
  • Transformational learning
  • Black/African-American women and girls
  • Incorporating mindfulness practices into education
  • Curriculum development
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Women’s psychology
  • Spiritual practices, especially as they relate to women
  • Adolescent development


Brown, C. M. (Under Contract). Setting the trend: What Black Girls taught me about showing up and dancing with complexity. In A. Caldera & T. Sturdivant (Eds.), Ourselves in our work: Black Women scholars of Black Girlhood. Peter Lang Publishing.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Member, Black Doctoral Network
  • Member, Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)