Brown University
Development Studies


In order to design a coherent program of study with clearly stated goals, concentrators are encouraged to discuss their course plan and thesis interests with a member of the Watson faculty and/or the DS Concentration Advisor.

The filing and revision of concentration forms, and special approval of specific courses (e.g. language, regional, electives, study abroad)  is to be done with the DS Concentration Advisor.  

Concentration Advisor

Patsy Lewis
Director, Development Studies
Visiting Professor of International & Public Affairs
Watson Institute

Spring '18 Office Hours

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Watson Institute 336

Make an appointment

Peer Advising

Zach Witkin ‘18

Zach is a senior in Development Studies with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. He is interested in public health, education, and human capital development. Zach is writing an honors thesis on the access to maternal health and family planning services in southern Senegal. Outside of DS, Zach is involved in No Labels and is a member of the Brown University Band.
Spring '18 Office Hours
Monday        10:00a-12:00p
Wednesday  10:00a-12:00p

Thesis Advising

See list of past thesis advisors