Pamela Pitman Brown
Dr. Brown is the Gerontology Program Coordinator and an assistant professor of Gerontology. She also holds the distinction of Credentialed Professional Gerontologist (CPG). Dr. Brown currently teaches Social Gerontology, Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences, Principles & Practices, and General Gerontology. She has taught gerontology courses at several universities, including Miami (OH), Muskingum University (OH), Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Central Missouri.
Dr. Brown recently received the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's (AGHE) Rising Star Junior Faculty Award.
Dr. Brown currently serves as President
Dr. Brown interned at AGHE (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education) in Washington, DC, and with the Legacy Leadership Institute (previously the Leadership Institute for Older Adults) with the United States Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Administration on Aging (AoA), South Alabama Regional Planning Commission-Area Agency on Aging (SARPC-AAA) & Alabama Department of Senior Services. (Year V-2006 & Year VI-2007). During this time, she was named the 2007 Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) Scholarship Recipient.
In a previous life, Dr. Brown was a middle-school teacher, a coach, and worked in corporate America.
- PhD, Social Gerontology, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
- MA, Sociology, University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
- BS, Education, Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, USA Programs in Gerontology
- Certificate in Sexual Health Education, University of Michigan
Research and Project Interests
- Pedagogy in higher education
- distance learning
- gerontological literacy in K-12
- middle-aged women
- sexual health
Brown, P. (2014). “Social Security & Divorce or Death Benefits Storyboard (S2D2BS): An Interactive Participant Learning Exercise.” Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 35(3):297-307. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2014.918038.
Baker, H. & Brown, P. (2015). “Teaching Retirement Financial Literacy in an Undergraduate Gerontology Classroom: Broadening the Concept of the Tripod or Three-Legged Stool of Retirement Income Utilizing Active Learning.” Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Published online: May 7, 2015. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2015.1031892.
Cohen, A., Brown, P., & Morales, J. (2014). “Student Journals a Means of Assessing Transformative Learning in Aging Related Courses." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2014.983499.
Brown, P., & Brown, C. (2014). "Transformative Learning Theory in Gerontology: Non-Traditional Students." Educational Gerontology. DOI:10.1080/03601277.2014.950492.
Brown, P. (2014). “Activity: Social Security Benefits in Later Life from a Life Course Work Perspective." In K. Niles-Yokum & D. Wagner's The Aging Networks, 8th Edition: A Guide to Programs & Services. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780826196590.
Brown, P. & Clark-Shirley, L. (2012). “Intimacy, Sexuality, and Aging,” pp. 206-222 in J. Lange’s (Ed.) The Nurse’s Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults: Thriving in the Wisdom Years. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.
*American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 2012: Gerontologic Nursing (2nd Place).
Ewen, H. & Brown, P. (2012). “Examining Knowledge and Attitudes on Sexual Behaviors of Older Adults Among Students Enrolled in Introductory Gerontology Courses.” American Journal of Sexuality Education. 7(2), 110-121.DOI: 10.1080/15546128.2012.680859
Brown, P., & Hanks, R. (2008). Implementing an Online Writing Assessment Strategy for Gerontology. Educational Gerontology, 34(5), 397-399. DOI:10.1080/03601270701834174.