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Shea Kidd Brown, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students


Originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Shea Kidd Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Education in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in educational research from the University of Memphis, where her scholarship focused on racial identity development in African American college students.   

For more than 10 years, Brown has enjoyed a career in college administration at a number of institutions of higher education in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. She currently serves as assistant vice chancellor for Student Life and dean of students and provides oversight to eight departments within the Division of Student Life.

Brown is a life member of the Southern Miss Alumni Association, serves as a faculty member for the Orientation Professional Institute, and is a co-lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute.

Contact Information

  • 383 Student Union
  • Phone: 865-974-3179
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