Dawn S. Brown PT, DPT, EdD, OCS is an assistant professor in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a physical therapist in an outpatient physical therapy organization, with over 23 years of clinical and educational experience. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree at Northwestern University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Alabama State University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration at Northern Illinois University.
She earned ABPTS board-certification in orthopedic physical therapy and uses this content expertise in her pedagogy, andragogy, and clinical practice. She is a national speaker and researcher on leadership, motivation, and belonging in physical therapy education and clinical practice all through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dedicated to being an agent of positive transformation, Dr. Brown is an active member and leader within the American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, American Academy of Physical Therapy, and National Association of Black Physical Therapists.