Linda Edwards-Brown

A photo of Linda Edwards-Brown

Part-Time Lecturer

Social Work

319 Marshall


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  • MSW, Eastern Michigan University
  • MLS, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA, University of Michigan


Linda Edwards-Brown began her career with the Washtenaw County Trial Court where she served in various capacities. She retired from the court in 2020 as the Juvenile Division Administrator, a position she held for over twenty years. Ms. Edwards-Brown is passionate about juvenile justice and believes that children are a community’s most valuable resource. She has taught as a Part-Time Lecturer in the School of Social Work since 2013.  She is currently an elected Trustee for Pittsfield Charter Township and a LEO in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She serves on numerous local and statewide boards and committees including Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw, the Michigan Center for Youth Justice, the Michigan Association for Treatment Court Professionals and the Edward Ginsberg Community Advisory Board. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. a community-conscious, action-oriented organization.


  • SWRK 120 Intro to Social Work
  • SWRK 463 Social Work Practice with Legal Offenders


Selected Honors

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce (2020)
  • Community Advocate Award from the Student Advocacy Center (2020)
  • Safe Kids Award from Washtenaw Area Council for Children (2019)
  • Leadership Award from Washtenaw County Government (2019)  
  • Blazing Star Award from The Ann Arbor Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club (2019)
  • Distinguished Alumna Award from Eastern Michigan University, College of Health and Human Services (2003)


  • Presenter at the annual meeting of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (2019)  


  • LMSW – Macro and Clinical