Shanita Brown, Ph.D

Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education

Expertise: Clinical Mental Health, Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma-Informed Care, Collegiate Mental Health, Student Affairs

Dr. Brown is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at East Carolina University. Dr. Brown’s research interests including examining the domestic violence experience of Black women and the role of faith and spirituality, trauma-informed practices, and collegiate mental health.
Dr. Brown is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board-Certified National Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the clinical mental health profession. She has served in various capacities, such as school-based mental health, college counseling, and private practice. She has presented at state, regional, and national conferences in her area of expertise and authored scholarly articles in journals such as The Professional Counselor andJournal of Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Brown has served in various leadership positions on state and national levels in the counseling profession, as well as the NC Domestic Violence Taskforce. She has been featured in various media outlets and podcasts. Dr. Brown has received numerous awards, most recently, the 2021 North Carolina Counseling Association Jane E. Myers Wellness Counseling Award.