Associate Director for Academic Programs
for Tower Center for Political Studies
Ph.D., University of North Texas
Carr Collins Hall 206
Chelsea Brown received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 2007, and is a lecturer in the Political Science Department, as well as associate director for academic programs for the Tower Center. She has an MBA (2002) from Texas Christian University and an MSc (2002) from ESC in Dijon, France. Prior to SMU, she was a visiting professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and also worked for the Foreign Agricultural Service in Moscow.
She specializes in comparative political economy, and her research interests include political and economic development, foreign policy, democracy, and globalization. Currently, she is working on a project that examines the effects of financial market development on inequality and poverty.