Kendrick Brown, Ph.D., is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College. He has more than 20 years of experience as a professor and senior administrator, having served students and faculty with distinction at private liberal arts colleges on the West Coast and the Midwest. A published scholar and a sought-after speaker on issues of race, identity, diversity, and inclusion, Dr. Brown earned his doctorate and master’s degree in psychology at the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Mount Union College in Ohio. During his tenure in higher education, he has worked to create and implement effective strategic plans while managing $50-million budgets, launching new academic majors, and empowering faculty to become national instructional leaders who innovate and inspire students to excel.
Prior to coming to Morehouse, Dr. Brown served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, an institution with more than 260 faculty members and 5,000 students. During his five years at Redlands, Dr. Brown led a multi-phased strategic planning process for the college that reimagined the institution’s mission and vision and expanded academic programs. He also implemented strategies to improve recruiting and talent development, which resulted in a more diverse workforce.
Prior to his tenure at Redlands, Dr. Brown served as a senior administrator at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he worked as acting provost and chief academic officer as well as associate dean of the faculty.
Dr. Brown shares a commitment to the Morehouse mission to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. Among his priorities are the expansion of virtual education and study abroad opportunities, the creation of innovative programs for students studying on campus, and the development of the esteemed Morehouse faculty.
Brown has written a number of published scholarly articles which have appeared in Current Psychology, The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and The Journal of Black Psychology. He also has appeared as a panelist at the 2020 Naval Academy Leadership Conference, the 73rd and 74th annual meetings of the American Conference on Academic Deans, and the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Japan, and a host of other conferences.