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Ansel E Brown

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Assistant Professor and Director, University Honors Program
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Ansel Brown is Assistant Professor of Political Science at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and was named the Director of the University Honors Program (UHP) in the Fall of 2010. An alumnus of NCCU and returning as a professor in 2008, Brown specializes in international law, public policy, and civic leadership. He teaches Problems of Contemporary Governments, International Organizations, and Comparative Civic Engagement. Prior to entering academia, Brown served as policy counsel at the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development and the Center for Responsible Lending, where he advocated for consumer protection laws aimed at reducing predatory subprime lending and rising student debt. Brown earned his bachelor's degree from NCCU and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. While a law student, he received the Dean of Students Community Leadership Award and served on the International Law Journal. He is a member of the N.C. State Bar, the N.C. International Affairs Council and Vice-President of the N.C. Political Science Association. Brown is also the founder of the Jackie Brown and Luddie Strickland Scholarship, which is named for his late father and maternal grandmother and awarded to well-rounded African American high school students from his family's hometown of Jonesville, NC.


JD Harvard University 2002
BS North Carolina Central University 1999


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Selected Publications

1. Brown, A. E., & Peace, R. M. (2007). Removing the Millstone: Student Debt and the Growing Wealth Gap. North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development.
2. Jakes, T. D. (2007). Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits. Chapter 10, "Facing the Giant – Capitalizing on Credit for Consistent Growth" (Primary contributor with the Center for Responsible Lending), 165-170.
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