Mary J. Brown

Special Assistant to the Dean
Staff
College of Arts and Sciences: Office of the Dean

Profile

Mary J. Brown received her B.S.Ed. in history-government from Ohio University in 1972, and her M.B.A. with a concentration in M.I.S., M.A. in theological studies, and Ph.D. in theology from the University of Dayton. She has been employed at the University of Dayton since 1987. She has served as assistant to the provost from 1987-1997, a business analyst in the University’s information technology division from 2003-2004, and as an associate dean from 2005-2012. She is currently a special assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests are centered in the U.S. Catholic experience.

Degrees

  • B.S.Ed. in history-government from Ohio University in 1972
  • M.B.A. with a concentration in M.I.S.
  • M.A. in theological studies
  • Ph.D., University of Dayton, 2003

Research Interests

  • The U.S. Catholic experience, particularly in the 1960s
  • The ongoing relationship of the Catholic Church to Catholic higher education
  • The “Heresy Affair” at the University of Dayton

Selected Publications

Brown, Mary J. “An ‘Inevitable’ Campus Controversy: The ‘Heresy Affair’ at the University of Dayton, 1960 – 1967,” American Catholic Studies: Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society 113 (Spring-Summer 2002): 79-95.

Brown, Mary J. and Kenneth Rosenzweig, “Managing the Cost of Federally Sponsored Research at Educational Institutions,” The Government Accountants Journal XLII (Summer 1993): 71-76.