Brown University
Public Policy

Concentration Advisors

Brown University Public Policy Concentration Advisors

Clockwise from top left: Geri Augusto, Keith Brown, Ross Cheit, Alan Harlam, Susan Moffitt, Jayanti Owens.

Geri Augusto 

Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies 
Advising areas: Environmental policy; technology policy.
Interests: Science and technology policy and higher education policy in the Global South; interaction between techno-sciences and indigenous knowledge in Southern Africa, Brazil, the U.S., and the Caribbean; black transnationalism; and visuality, orality and digitality in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Keith Brown

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Public Policy Program
Advising area: International policy.
Interests: Nationalism and ethnicity, post-conflict intervention and democracy promotion, violence and its alternatives, transnational and global ethnography, film, activism and anthropology, South-Eastern Europe and former Ottoman Empire.

Ross Cheit 

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Advising area: Government, law, and ethics.
Interests: Criminal justice, child abuse, ethics in government, the politics of food.

Alan Harlam 

Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Swearer Center for Public Service
Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs  
Advising areas: Engaged scholars; social entrepreneurship.
Interests: Social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, innovation, human-centered design.

Susan Moffitt 

Mary Tefft and John Hazen White Sr. Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Advising areas: Education policy; health policy; social policy.
Interests: Policy implementation, American political development, public bureaucracy, education policy, maternal and child health policy, pharmaceutical regulation.

Jayanti Owens 

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Advising areas: Health policy; social policy.
Interests: Stratification, education, gender, race/ethnicity, work and organizations, children and families, population health.