Penn State Harrisburg

Felicia Brown-Haywood, D.Ed.

· Director; Student Affairs
· Director; Student Engagement
· Case Manager; Student Conduct
· Affiliate Assistant Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education; Behavioral Sciences and Education

Biography

Dr. Brown-Haywood serves as the director of Student Affairs and chairperson of the Diversity and Educational Equity Committee at Penn State Harrisburg. She is also a national certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor. As an adult educator, she has been active in lecturing, presenting and writing on topics such as - leadership development, transformational learning within cultural context, spirituality in traditional religion and the healing properties of Black Sacred Music.

Dr. Brown-Haywood is deeply committed to furthering her research interest in transformational learning/healing properties from the historical context of Black Sacred Music with the disenfranchised (voiceless) population women residing in shelters and on Issues of access for Students of Color in higher education.

Research Interests

  • Transformational Learning
  • Religion/Spiritually in Cultural Context
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Publications and Research

  • Tisdell, E.J., Brown-Haywood, F., Charaniya, N., & West Welsh, J. (2011), The intersecting roles of religion, culture, and spirituality in feminist popular education in a Post 9-11 US Context; Book chapter in Feminist Popular Education in Transnational Debates: Building Pedagogies of Possibility
  • Charaniya, N., Brown-Haywood, F., West-Welsh, J and Tisdell, E.J., (2010), The intersecting roles of religion, culture and spirituality in emancipatory adult education. Theory Development proposal accepted at the Adult Education Research Conference.
  • Stuckey, H., Tisdell, E., & Brown-Haywood, F. (2005), The living colors of transformation in education: multidimensional and cultural perspectives. Presented at the Sixth International Transformative Learning Conference.  East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
  • Stuckey, H., Brown-Haywood, F. & Tisdell, E. (2005). The living colors of education: multidimensional and cultural perspectives. Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Adult Education Research Conference (pp. 26-31). Harrisburg, PA: Penn State Harrisburg.
  • Ross-Gordon, J. & Brown-Haywood, F. (2000). Keys to college success: As seen through the eyes of African American adult students. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Vol. 48, No.3.
  • Brown-Haywood, F. (2000). Making meaning of leadership: Looking through the eyes of black protestant male pastors. Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference, Harrisburg, PA: Penn State Harrisburg.
  • Brown-Haywood, F. (1998). The essence of leadership: Looking through the eyes of black protestant pastors. Doctoral Dissertation. Harrisburg, PA: Penn State University
  • Ross- Gordon, J. & Brown-Haywood, F. (1996). Ingredients for college success: Looking through the eyes of African American adults. Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.