Special Education

Rachel Brown Ph.D., NCSP

Assistant Professor, Special Education
Rachel Brown

Office Location

221E Bailey Hall

Phone

207-228-8322

Academic Degrees

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

Profile

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.

Areas of Expertise

"If we have data, let's use that. If all we have are opinions, let's use mine."

Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Response to Intervention, evidence-based academic instruction, evidence-based academic assessment, and reading instruction.

Research Interests

Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Response to Intervention, evidence-based academic instruction, evidence-based academic assessment, and reading instruction.

Awards and Recognition

Emerita Faculty, Educational and School Psychology, U.S.M.