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Josiah H. Brown is an associate director of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. He worked with New Leaders for a summer during its start-up, responsible for researching prospective partner cities. Previously, he was chief of staff to the president of the New School (then Jonathan F. Fanton). In earlier roles, Brown was an aide to U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and to the director of a center at Columbia University. He worked for UConn Upward Bound and ConnPIRG and has volunteered with various urban youth organizations and public schools. He has a B.A. with distinction in history, magna cum laude, from Yale and a master’s in public policy from Harvard, where he co-chaired a Kennedy School student nonprofit management group and was a member of the Social Enterprise Club at Harvard Business School. At the Kennedy School, he and a classmate, Corinne Herlihy, co-authored a report on out-of-school programs and policy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Past president of Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, he chairs the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven. At Yale, since 2008 he has been an associate fellow of Saybrook College. He is an occasional contributor to the New Haven Independent and Times of India. He and his wife, Sahar Usmani-Brown, live in New Haven with their two children.

Education

Brown attended rural public schools in Windham County, Connecticut for nine years.  On a partial scholarship, he then attended Groton School.  He has a bachelor's degree from Yale and a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

 



Josiah H. Brown

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