1998 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Field of Study: Psychology (Social)
Dissertation Title: Skin Tone Bias and African American Well-Being
1996 M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Field of Study: Psychology (Social)
Thesis Title: Skin Tone Bias and African American Racial Group Identification
1993 B.A., Mount Union College, Alliance, OH
Field of Study: Psychology (Minor in Mathematics)
Graduated Cum Laude with General Honors
2016-present Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Redlands
2013 Acting Provost & Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College
2010-12 Co-Chair, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department, Macalester College
2009-2016 Associate Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College
2008-09 Chair, Psychology Department, Macalester College
2016-present Professor, Psychology Department, University of Redlands
2015-16 Professor, Psychology Department, Macalester College
2004-15 Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Macalester College
1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Macalester College
* Denotes student co-author
In press Ostrove, J.M., & Brown, K.T. Are allies who we think they are?: A comparative analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
2015 Brown, K.T. Perceiving allies from the perspective of non-dominant group members: Comparisons to friends and activists. Current Psychology, 34(4), 713-722. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-014-9284-8
2015 *Zestcott, C.A., & Brown, K.T. From the crowd to the competition: White collegiate athletes’ response to racism directed at a teammate of color. Current Psychology, 34(4), 634-643. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-014-9276-8
2013 Brown, K.T., & Ostrove, J.M. What does it mean to be an ally?: The perception of allies from the perspective of people of color. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 2211-2222.
2003 Brown, K.T., Brown, T.N., Jackson, J.S., Manuel, W.J. & Sellers, R.M. Teammates on and off the field?: Interracial contact and the racial attitudes of White intercollegiate student-athletes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33 (7), 1379-1403.
2003 Brown, T.N., Jackson, J.S., Brown, K.T., Sellers, R.M., Keiper, S., & Manuel, W.J. “There’s no race on the playing field”: Perceptions of racial discrimination among White and Black athletes. Journal of Sports and Social Issues, 27 (2), 162-183.
2001 Jackson, J.S., Brown, K.T., Brown, T.N., & Marks, B. Contemporary immigration policy attitudes among dominant-group members in Western Europe. Journal of Social Issues, 57 (3), 431-456.
1999 Brown, T.N., Williams, D.R., Jackson, J.S., Sellers, S.L., Brown, K.T., Neighbors, H.W., & Torres, M. “Being Black and feeling blue”: The mental health consequences of racial discrimination. Race and Society, 2 (2), 117-131.
1999 Williams, D.R., Jackson, J.S., Brown, T.N., Torres, M., Forman, T.A., & Brown, K. Traditional and contemporary prejudice and urban Whites’ support for affirmative action and government help. Social Problems, 46 (4), 503-527.
1996 Jackson, J.S., Brown, T.N., Williams, D.R., Torres, M., Sellers, S.L., & Brown, K.T. Racism and the physical and mental health status of African Americans: A thirteen-year national panel study. Ethnicity and Disease, 6 (1,2), 132-147.
2004 Brown, K.T. The power of perception: Skin tone bias and psychological well-being for Black Americans. In G. Philogene (Ed.), Racial Identity in Context: The Legacy of Kenneth B. Clark (pp. 111-123). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
2002 Jackson, J.S., Keiper, S., Brown, K.T., Brown, T.N., & Manuel, W. Athletic identity, racial attitudes, and aggression in first year Black and White intercollegiate athletes. In M. Gatz, M.A. Messner, & S.J. Ball-Rokeach (Eds.), Paradoxes of youth and sports (pp. 159-172). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
1999 Brown, T.N., Sellers, S.L., Brown, K.T., & Jackson, J.S. Race, ethnicity and culture in the sociology of mental health. In C.S. Aneshensel & J.C. Phelan (Eds.), Handbook of the sociology of mental health (pp. 167-181). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
1999 Brown, K.T., Ward, G.K., Lightbourn, T., & Jackson, J.S. Skin tone and racial identity among African Americans: A theoretical and research framework. In R.L. Jones (Ed.), Advances in African American psychology: Theory, paradigms and research. Hampton, VA: Cobb Publishers.
1998 Jackson, J.S., Brown, K.T., & Kirby, D.C. International perspectives on prejudice and racism. In J.L. Eberhardt & S. Fiske (Eds.), Racism: The problem and the response. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
2000 Brown, K.T. Coloured and Black relations in South Africa: The burden of racial hierarchy. Macalester International, 9, 198-207.
1998 Brown, K.T. Consequences of skin tone bias for African Americans: Resource attainment and psychological/social functioning. African American Research Perspectives, 4 (1), 55-60.
2006 Brown, K.T. Book Review: Black demons: The media’s depiction of the African American male criminal stereotype. Journal of Black Psychology, 32, 243-247.
2017-18 Senior Leadership Academy, the Council of Independent Colleges
I was accepted into this year-long program designed to encourage and prepare higher education leaders for pursuit of vice president and president positions.
2012 Management Development Program, Harvard Institutes of Higher Education
I was accepted into this two-week program designed to immerse faculty and new administrators in organizational and external challenges facing higher education.
Graduate Student Recognition and Awards:
1997-1998 Dissertation Fellowship, Ford Foundation
I received this fellowship to complete the work on my dissertation in my last year of graduate school. Through the fellowship, I attended the annual Ford Foundation Fellows Conference and received support during my early pre-tenure years at Macalester.
1996-1998 Departmental Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
I was selected by the Psychology Faculty to participate in departmental governance. My fellow department associates elected me to serve as a representative to the department’s executive committee.
1995-1997 Research Associate, Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
PRBA faculty asked me to participate in various research groups investigating the perception of affirmative action, racism in international contexts, intergroup contact in sports settings, and the connection between racism and mental health for Black populations.
1994-1998 Statistics and Data Management Consultant, Psychology Department, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Psychology faculty recommended me for this position to work with both undergraduate and other graduate students.
1993-1998 Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
1993-1997 Minority Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation
Undergraduate Student Recognition and Awards:
1993 Outstanding Senior Man Award, Mount Union College
I was one of two seniors who received this award in recognition of my service and academic record during my four years at Mount Union.
1993 Kitzmiller Psychology Prize, Mount Union College
I received this award, given a senior Psychology major by the Mount Union psychology faculty, in recognition of outstanding achievement within the major.
1989-1993 Presidential Scholarship, Mount Union College
In recognition of my high school academic record and performance during interviews by Mount Union faculty and staff, I was one of five students in my entering class who received this four-year, full-tuition scholarship.
2011 MacKnight Haan Ludwig Summer Research Fund Grant, Macalester College ($5,400)
I collaborated with Colin Zestcott (Class of 2012) to investigate how student-athletes respond to racism directed at a teammate from either opposing players or fans.
2007 Wallace Research Grant, Macalester College ($2,600)
I worked with Dr. Koji Murata of Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan, to discuss a survey on which we collaborated.
2006 Wallace Travel Grant, Macalester College ($1,800)
I met with Japanese scholars at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo to start a collaborative project investigating skin tone bias experienced by Black Americans in the U.S. and Japanese people in Japan.
2004 Center for Scholarship and Teaching Co-mentoring Grant, Macalester College ($2,000)
I collaborated to establish pedagogical connections between humanistic and social scientific approaches to African American community issues.
2003 Wallace Research Grant, Macalester College ($2,100)
I investigated social psychological influences on the identity of African American expatriates living in Paris, France.
2002 Bush Curriculum Development Grant, Macalester College ($2,000)
I created a new senior seminar on the Psychology of African American Aesthetics.
2000 Bush Curriculum Development Grant, Macalester College ($2,000)
I revised the Psychology Department’s Research Methods and Statistics course to include information about cultural diversity.
* Denotes student co-author
January 2018 [Workshop Presenter] With Lawrence Potter and Hideko Sera. “Through the looking glass”: Leadership lessons on negotiating race and identity in the 21st-century academy. 74th Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans, Washington, DC.
January 2017 With Lawrence Potter. “Drinking from the firehose”: Two African-American deans reflect on their leadership at private colleges/universities in the Midwest and southern California. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans, San Francisco, CA.
July 2016 Undergraduate education commitment to ethnic/racial diversity competency: College-wide, general education, and psychology major student learning goals at Macalester College. 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.
June 2016 With Ostrove, J.M. Are allies activists?: Comparing allies and non-allies’ political engagement. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 2016 Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
January 2012 [Workshop Chairperson] Mission-defined assessment: Using institutional identity to shape assessment of student learning and decision-making. Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
January 2010 [Poster with *Drepaul, N., *Johnson, H.E., *Johnson, J., & *Klingensmith, C.] Identity incongruence and Black American well-being. Society of Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
July 2009 [Invited Presentation] Comparison of U.S. and Japanese skin tone bias. Osaka City College, Osaka, Japan.
July 2008 With Ostrove, J.M. & Oliva, G.A. Identifying allies: Attitudes and actions in cross-identity relationships. International Society of Political Psychology Annual Conference, Paris, France.
June 2008 [Poster with *Herndon, L., *Moua, M.Y., *Twamley, E., & *Johnson, H.E.] Learning about racism: Changes in college students’ attitudes. 7th biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues convention, Chicago, IL.
June 2008 With Ostrove, J.M. & Oliva, G.A. Identifying allies: Explorations in the domains of disability and race. Annual Conference of the Society for Disability Studies, New York City, NY.
May 2005 [Poster with *Hoogs, M., *Phelps, J., & *Kimmel, H.] The effects of identity incongruence on monoracial and multiracial individuals’ mental health. 17th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
July 2004 [Poster with Ostrove, J.M.] Perception of allies and psychological well-being among people of color. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
June 2002 [Discussant] Developing Scholars Interested in Identity and Well-Being Research. Roundtable discussion sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Student Committee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
June 2002 [Poster] The consequences of self-identification and first impression discrepancy for Black Americans. Fourth biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
October 2001 [Invited Presentation] Coping with skin tone bias. “Race and Identity: Perspectives on American Society: A Conference on Psychology” sponsored by The American Psychological Association – Science Directorate and Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
August 2001 [Symposium Chairperson] “If You’re Black…”: Skin-Tone Bias Affecting African Americans. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
August 2001 Perceiving and coping with skin tone bias. Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
June 2001 [Discussant] “Minorities in the Academy: Past, Present, & Future.” Discussion sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Student Committee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
June 2001 [Poster] Shade matters: Skin tone bias and African Americans’ well-being. 8th annual American Psychological Society Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
August 1999 Opposition to immigration: Vested interest, racial attitudes and anti-racism. Immigrants & Immigration: A SPSSI-Sponsored International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
August 1999 Teammates on and off the field?: Interracial contact and the racial attitudes of White intercollegiate student-athletes. 29th annual meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists, Chicago, IL.
November 1998 There’s “no race” on the playing field: Examining perceptions of racial discrimination among White American and African American intercollegiate student-athletes. 19th annual meeting of the North American Society for Sports Sociology, Las Vegas, NV.
* Denotes student co-author
May 2012 [Poster with *Zestcott, C.A.] From the crowd to the competition: White student-athletes’ intervention in racism directed at a teammate of color. Annual Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.
March 2010 [Invited Presentation] Intergroup contact perception of people of color. Clinical Psychology Program, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Eagan, MN.
April 2008 [Invited Presentation] Intergroup contact experiences of people of color. Clinical Psychology Program, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Eagan, MN.
October 2004 [Invited Presentation] Division within the community: Identity and mental health consequences for African Americans. The Communiversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
March 2004 [Invited Presentation] “I’m not what you think I am”: Identity incongruence and psychological well-being among Black Americans. Social and Personality Psychology Brown Bag, University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL.
November 2003 [Invited Presentation] Teammates on and off the field?: Interracial contact and the racial attitudes of White intercollegiate student-athletes. Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
February 2003 [Panel Moderator] Organizational politics and the Black arts movement. Fourth Annual African American Studies Conference, St. Paul, MN.
February 2002 [Panel Moderator] Black in America: Coping and Coping Skills. “The Psychology of Being Black in Twenty-First Century America”: Third Annual African American Studies Conference, St. Paul, MN.
May 2002 [Invited Presentation] The diversifying Black community: Consequences for discrimination and mental health. 66th annual Minnesota Psychological Association, Bloomington, MN.
June 2001 [Invited Presentation] Current issues in studying skin tone bias affecting African Americans. June meeting of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists, St. Paul, MN.
April 2001 [Invited Presentation] Contemporary immigration policy attitudes among dominant group members in Europe. University of Minnesota Social and Political Psychology Brown Bag, Minneapolis, MN.
February 2001 Darkness and lightness across the Diaspora: Skin tone bias in the United States and South Africa. Second annual Macalester College African American Studies Conference, St. Paul, MN.
April 2000 [Invited Presentation] Teammates on and off the field?: Interracial contact and the racial attitudes of White intercollegiate student-athletes. Third annual Paul Robeson Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.
November 1999 Division within the community: Consequences of skin tone bias for African American group identity. First annual Macalester College African American Studies Conference, St. Paul, MN.
October 1999 [Invited Presentation] Skin tone bias and psychological well-being: The roles of perception and coping behavior. Third annual “Science and Practice: Bridging the Gap” conference sponsored by the Minnesota Psychological Association Education and Training Committee, St. Paul, MN.
American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD), 2009-present
American Psychological Association (APA), 1993-present
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), 2016-present
International House of Japan, 2009-present
Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, 1995-present
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), 1993-present