Dr. LaTanya N. Brown
Dr. LaTanya N. Brown, associate professor, has over 10 years of experience in the field of economics. In December 2003, Dr. Brown received her doctorate degree in economics from Howard University. The Bowie State faculty member served on the search committee that played a role in appointing Dr. Mickey Burnim as president of the University. She currently serves on various University committees, including Faculty Senate and the University Strategic Planning Committee and chairs the University Fiscal Affairs Committee. She also is a co-advisor to the Economics and Finance Club and has worked on service-learning grant proposals for Bowie State with Howard University.
Dr. Brown's accomplishments include securing a $100,000 joint contract with Towson University to study the Economic Impact of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) on Maryland Small Businesses, developing market and feasibility studies for the proposed Westphalia Town Center Project in Prince George's County, Md., and serving as an economic advisor to the book entitled Living Your Life Backward by Reginald Daniel.
The economics professor has held positions and conducted research for the federal government and worked as a financial economist with the Washington, D.C., Office of Research and Analysis. Her job entailed forecasting sales and individual income tax revenue for the district. She developed economic models for tax policy initiatives that were presented by the city council. Previously, she worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Policy Research and Analysis as an economic research affiliate. While at HUD, she helped develop housing policies that resulted in such publications as The State of the Cities, Now is the Time, and The Rural Report, to name a few.
Dr. Brown is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Eastern Economic Association, and the National Association of Security Dealers. She has presented papers at the American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association Conference and the Southern and Eastern Economic Association conferences. She has written urban and housing economic papers that have received grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Currently, Dr. Brown is featured in the Manchester's Who's Who Among Professional Women. She aspires to become a voice for the voiceless in the areas of housing, poverty, economic empowerment, and various urban and financial economic policy issues.