Dr. Betsy Brown

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs – Bio

Betsy E. Brown serves as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at NC State, after joining the university as Special Assistant to the Provost in 2006.  She chaired the Working Group of Faculty Development in 2007 and is working to implement the group’s recommendations through the Office for Faculty Development. She works with a number of campus committees and academic programs on faculty and leadership development programs. In addition, she has worked with the NC State Office of International Affairs on program development and coordinated an international faculty development initiative in 2008 taking NC State faculty to Germany to pursue collaborative research and teaching opportunities with NC State’s international partners.

At NC State, she has served as a member of the UNC Tomorrow Strategy Group, the Faculty Well-Being Committee, the Task Force on Faculty Gender Diversity, the Hispanic-Latino Task Force, the Lifelong Faculty Involvement Committee, is one of the Senior Personnel on NC State’s ADVANCE grant, and works with a number of other campus groups. She is an adjunct faculty member and associate graduate faculty member in the Department of Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education, where she serves on dissertation committees and teaches EAC 786, “Teaching in College,” a course for graduate students from all disciplines interested in developing their knowledge and effectiveness as teachers.

Before coming to NC State, she was Associate Vice President for Faculty Support and International Programs for the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, where she coordinated faculty development activities with UNC campuses and established the UNC Leadership Institute, which provided leadership development opportunities for department chairs and other academic leaders. She served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and in other positions at Winthrop University, where she was also a tenured faculty member in the Department of English (1990-2001).  Her other faculty and administrative appointments have been at Queens University (1987-1989) and Pennsylvania State University (1978-1995).

She is co-author with Gretchen M. Bataille of Faculty Career Paths: Multiple Routes to Academic Success and Satisfaction (2006, ACE Higher Education Series, Greenwood Press) and with Christine M. Licata of Post-Tenure Faculty Review and Renewal:  Reporting Results and Shaping Policy (2004, Jossey-Bass) and author of Supporting Early Career Faculty (2006) in Effective Practices for Academic Leaders, a series of monographs published by Stylus Publishing.  She received her PhD and MA in English from The Ohio State University and BS in English from Appalachian State University.

She was appointed by the Governor to the Roanoke Island Commission in 2004 and serves on the Historic Properties Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.