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Erika Brown

Education and Diversity Programs Manager

American Physical Society

Dr. Erika E. Alexander Brown is an Education and Diversity Program Manager at the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, Maryland. Through the APS Bridge Program and the Inclusive Graduate Education Network, Brown works with members of the physics community to promote diversity by helping underrepresented minorities successfully transition into physics PhD programs.

Prior to coming to APS, Brown completed her postdoctoral training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, studying the importance of specific genetic factors on mammalian inner ear development. While at Emory, Brown was an NIH-funded fellow within the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program, developing and teaching several new courses on hearing at Spelman College. She received her MS and PhD in Psychology from Brown University, while studying the behavioral and central effects of lateral-line sensory deprivation in bullfrog tadpoles. She is also a proud alumnae of Spelman College, an all-woman's HBCU in Atlanta, GA.