Areas of Interest
Urban Policy, Mayoral Leadership, Gerontology, Homelessness, Student Success
Activities and Acomplishments
Dr. Brown-Chappell has over thirty years of experience as both a faculty member and administrator in institutions of higher education. In these posts she has focused on the integration of minority content into curriculum, recruitment and advising students. Dr. Brown-Chappell emphasized work with the elderly during eight years of direct practice work. She has served as an officer or board member on a variety of local, state and national organizations. Her publications focus on urban policy, homelessness and empowerment issues. Dr. Brown-Chappell has received twelve academic and professional awards and citations for her accomplishments.
PhD, LMSW, MSW
Coordinator, Social Work Honors Program
PhD - University of Chicago
M.S.W. - University of Michigan
BA - University of Michigan
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Current Professional Membership
Charles Wright Museum of African-American History
Ann Arbor Dispute Resolution Center
National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter
Children's Defense Fund
1996 - Present: Professor,
2008 - 2010: Associate Director for the McNair Scholars Program,
1992 - 8/96: Assistant Professor,
1990 - 92: Field Coordinator - Chicago and Adjunct Associate Professor (part-time) Illinois State University, School of Social Work
1984 - 89: Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Placement,
3/89 - 6/89: Visiting Lecturer,
2/83 - 7/84: Coordinator of Academic Advising, Northeastern
8/83 - 7/84: Associate Professor of Human Services
1980 - 9/83: Assistant Professor of Human Services
1979 - 9/80: Visiting Instructor and Research Associate,
Principal Investigator. The Office of Research Development, Retention of Graduate Social Work Students. $2200.
Recipient. Office of the Provost, New Faculty Development Research Award. $2500.
Principal Investigator. Faculty Career Development Award. 1996. Race, Social Welfare, and Leadership Models in
Project Director. Policy Leadership and Minority Relevant Content.
Principal Investigator. Horace H. Rackham Minority Development Fund. 1993. Post-test of Black Movement Model of Mayoral Leadership. $6,060.
Assistant Project Director. Field Foundation. 1988. Endowed Minority Scholarships for Evening Students, $250,000.
Project Director. Harris Foundation. 1988. Part-time Evening Scholarships for Minorities, $160,000.
Project Director. New Prospect Foundation. 1988. Part-time Evening Student Scholarships, $30,000.
Assistant Project Director.
Project Director. State of
Honors, Recognitions, Special Awards
Citation, Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 20th Edition.
Citation, Marquis Who's Who in American Education, 5th Edition.
Citation, Marquis Who's Who in the
Recipient, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Graduate Fellowship
Citation, Academic All-American
Recipient, Center for Urban Research and Policy Studies Fellowship
City of Detroit Mayor's Office and Senior Citizen's Department Certificate of Appreciation
Resolution of Merit,
Selected Professional Publications
Brown-Chappell, B. (2009). Editor. McNair Chronicles. Ypsilanti, MI: Honors College
Brown-Chappell, B. & McGadney-Douglass, B. (January 2008). Caregiver support policy and trends for the future.NASW AgingSectionConnection.
Brown-Chappell, B. & James, M. D. (Spring 2004). The aging network and state budget decisions. NASW Aging Section Connection, 1, 14 & 15.
Brown-Chappell, B. & Thome, M. (2004). Licensure for social workers: One step closer. Connections, 28(3 )1.
Brown-Chappell, B. (2003). A United Nation's briefing. Connections, 27(11), 2 & 21.
Brown-Chappell, B. (2003). Affirmative action. Connections, 27(3), 2.
Brown-Chappell, B. (1999). Policy issues and older people. In Richardson, V. (Comp.) Teaching Gerontological Social Work.
Brown-Chappell, B. Black Politics, Redistributive Urban Policy,and Homelessness. African-American Research Perspectives, V.3, 1.
Brown, B. with Forham, S. The Social Security Act Amendments of 1974 Title XX Positon Paper. In National Association of Black Social Workers Collection of Social Welfare Position Papers for 1977. National Association of Black Social Workers.
Social Work Practice Experience
Assistant Director, Walter P. Reuther Senior Citizens Centers, Inc.,
Senior Community Service Assistant, City Senior Citizens Department,
Administrative Hearing Officer, City Personnel Department-Special Assignment,
Acting Director, City Senior Citizens Department,
Community Service Assistant,
Social Case Worker, Detroit Health Department,