Dr. Carolyn Brown, University of Prince Edward Island


Carolyn Brown

Director of Environmental Studies, University of Prince Edward Island

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Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown is an Assistant Professor and UPEI’s Director of Environmental Studies, a multidisciplinary liberal arts and science program. While previously obtaining both a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Acadia University) and a Master of Science (University of Guelph) in the natural sciences, she ventured into the social sciences for her PhD. Carolyn completed her PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management at Cornell University in 2005. Prior to doing her PhD she worked for over 10 years in Central Africa at the local level in agricultural and community development. Carolyn’s research interests include:

  • environmental governance
  • community-based resource management
  • international development
  • biodiversity conservation
  • climate change
  • knowledge systems
  • community resilience