Educational Psychology

Rachel Brown Ph.D., NCSP

Associate Professor of Educational and School Psychology, Emerita

Office Location

221E Bailey Hall



Academic Degrees

  • B.A., Whitman College
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.A.T., Smith College
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Dr. Brown taught social studies and history as well as special education for 10 years prior to earning her Ph.D. in special education and school psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She was on the faculty at USM from 2000-2016 in the Educational and School Psychology Department and she now teaches in the Special Education Department. Her research focuses on effective instructional practices as well as Response to Intervention (RTI)  and Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS). Dr. Brown is a Maine certified special educator, school psychologist, and licensed psychologist.