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Benjamin Brown

PhD Candidate, Public Administration


Benjamin Brown received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago where his undergraduate research focused on polices that promoted criminogenic behavior versus the policies that promoted desistance in communities of color in the United States. Benjamin also obtained a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he partnered with peers on a Capstone Research project that contributed to the latest strategic research and planning efforts of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Division on Domestic Violence (DDV). The crux of the problem-solving effort involved performance analysis and performance tracking systems and the intent was to analyze best practices concerning outcomes and client progress utilizing data-driven approaches. Benjamin has worked in the non-profit sector, public sector, and political sector, and is keenly interested in the revitalization and refurbishment of underserved minority communities in the United States that have suffered through systemic waves of depression resulted from hyper-segregation. Benjamin also seeks to research and help develop successful models of poverty reduction in the developing world.

Track: Urban Governance and Networks

Areas of interest: Poverty Reduction • Community Revitalization • Organizational Structures • Economic Policy • Political Science • Collaborative Management • Criminal Justice Reform• Emergency Management • Performance Management • Policy Development • State and Local Public Finance • Jamaica • Africa • U.S.


MPA, Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago (2019)
BA, Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2017)
AA, General Studies, Malcolm X College (2015)