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Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Associate Professor

Caskey Chair of Church and Community Ministries

Director of Prison Extension Center Education

Office: Leeke Magee Counseling Center, 106
Office Phone: (504) 816-8305
E-Mail: kbrown@nobts.edu

Education

  • Wheaton College, B.A. Psychology, 1983
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MSW, 1986
  • University of New Orleans, M.S. and PhD in Urban Studies, 2016

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Tulane School of Social Work
  • Adjunct Professor, New Orleans School of Urban Ministry

Teaching Specializations

  • Community-based Social Work
  • Urban Ministry
  • Counseling

Ministry Experience

  • 1998-2014, Executive Director, Trinity Christian Community, New Orleans
  • 1988-1998, Director of Adolescent and Family Services, Minirth-Meier Clinic of Wheaton, IL
  • 1986-1988, Family Therapist, Midwest Family Services, Chicago, IL

Publications

Books
  • MacDonald, M., Brown, K.J. and Mitsch, R. (1991). Setting New Boundaries: Daily Devotions for Those in Recovery, Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
  • Brown, K.J. and Mitsch, R. (1992). You Take over God, I Can't Handle It: Daily Devotions for Guys. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
  • Brown, K.J. and Mitsch, R. (1993). The Quest: A Self-Discovery Adventure for Teens. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Dissertation
  • Brown, K.J., (2016). You Could Get Killed Any Day in Hollygrove: A Qualitative Study of Neighborhood-Level Homicide. University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2131. http://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/2131
Journal Articles
  • Brown, K.J. (1991). Honor your parents: A closer look. "Christian Psychology for Today", 7(2): 6-7.
  • Brown, K.J. (2009, October). "The Christian's razor edge: Social action in the context of the Great Commission, Proceedings of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work". Retrieved from: http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/Proceedings2009/BrownKChristiansRazorF.pdf.
  • Brown, K.J. (2010, September 27). The Christian way is far more than spiritual. At The Threshold. Retrieved from http://atthethreshold.org/2012/09/27/the-christian-way-is-far-more-than-spiritual.
  • Brown, K.J. (2011). The Irish in New Orleans: The New Basin Canal. Gathering Magazine. Retrieved from http://gatheringmagazine.com/the-irish-in-new-orleans.
  • Brown, K.J. (2011). Lafitte: Buccaneer or businessman?. Gathering Magazine. Retrieved from http://gatheringmagazine.com/jean-lafitte.
  • Brown, K.J. (2012). Margaret Haughery: The bread woman of New Orleans. Gathering Magazine. Retrieved from http://gatheringmagazine.com/the-irish-in-new-orleans-margaret-haughery.
  • Brown, K.J. (2013). Making groceries: Schwegmann Brothers Giant Supermarket. Gathering Magazine. Retrieved from http://gatheringmagazine.com/makin-groceries-schwegmanns-style/.
  • Brown, K.J. (2013). Joseph Guillaume: The Star Car, Part 1 of 3. New Orleans Historical, accessed August 8, 2014, http://www.neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/545?tour=29&index=0#.U_8g7fldV8E
  • Brown, K.J. (2013). Joseph Guillaume: Streetcar Segregation, Part 2 of 3. New Orleans Historical, accessed August 8, 2014, http://www.neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/547?tour=29&index=1#.U_8gn_ldV8E
  • Brown, K.J. (2013). Joseph Guillaume's Audacious Ride, Part 3 of 3. New Orleans Historical, accessed August 8, 2014, http://www.neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/548#.U_8gNfldV8E
  • Brown, K.J. (2013). Bibiliography for Joseph Guillaume and The Star Cars. New Orleans Historical. Retrieved from http://www.neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/553#.U_8hU_ldV8E.
  • Brown, K.J. (2014). Joseph Guillaume’s audacious ride. Gathering Magazine. Retrieved from http://gatheringmagazine.com/joseph-guillaumes-audacious-ride-by-kevin-brown.
  • Brown, K.J. (2014). Hurricane Katrina, in D.C. Hillis, Cities: Playgrounds or battlegrounds. Tacoma, WA: Leadership Foundations Press.
  • Brown, K.J. (2015). A biblical take on anxiety. BCFSN Transformation, 8(2): 2-3.
  • Brown, K.J. (2015). Review of G.S. Smith's The testing of God's sons: The refining of faith as a biblical theme. Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 12(2): 80-81.
  • Brown, K.J. (2015, November). Seeking the shalom of New Orleans: 47 years of urban community building. "Proceedings of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work." Retrieved from http://www.nacsw.org/Convention/BrownKSeekingtheShalomFINAL.pdf.
  • Brown, K.J. (2016). Between two worlds: Addressing culture and kingdom values in Christian counseling. BCFSN Transformation, 9(3): 4-6.
  • Brown, K.J. (2016). Hollygrove revisited. CPTED Perspectives, 13(1): 3-8.
  • Brown, K.J. (2018). Agents of transformation: NACSW's potential to bridge a longstanding theological divide. Shared Grace, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, https://www.nacsw.org/agents-of-transformation.
  • Brown, K.J. (2018, October 11). Training inmates for ministry inside maximum security prisons. Christianity Today/The Exchange. https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/october/training-inmates-ministry-inside-maximum-security-prisons.html.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). What is cultural humility? The Restoration Institute Blog, www.therestorationinstitute.com.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). Mayberry is not our home: Embracing danger in the city's public realm. Social Work and Christianity, 46(1): 26-31.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). The evangelical razor edge. The Restoration Institute Blog, www.therestorationinstitute.com.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019) Racism and our definitional challenge: Is sin simply an individual act? North American Association of Christians in Social Work Quarterly Newsletter. https://www.nacsw.org/ENewsletters/April2019/DiversityColumnBrownKApril2019.pdf
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). Depending daily upon Christ: Future vs. present orientation toward time. Biblical Counseling and Spiritual Formation Network Transformation, 12(1): 4-5.
  • Brown, K.J. & Weil, F.D. (2019). Strangers in the Neighborhood: Violence and Neighborhood Boundaries. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0891241619857150.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). A faith model of prison reform. Shared Grace: NACSW Blog. https://www.nacsw.org/a-faith-model-of-prison-reform.
  • Brown, K.J. (2019). The death penalty is inconsistent with evangelical Christianity, part 1. The Restoration Institute Blog, www.therestorationinsitute.com.
Professional Presentations
  • “The ABCs of Thinking Differently.” Senior Fest, New Orleans, LA. February 27, 2015.
  • “International Peace Initiatives.” District 6840 and 6820 Rotary Conference, Biloxi, MS. April 10, 2015.
  • “Dominant, Minority, Kingdom Cultural Views.” Christian Renewal New Orleans training. June 14, 2015.
  • “Understanding Homicide from a Neighborhood Perspective.” Carrollton Rotary Club, New Orleans, LA. February 8, 2016.
  • “Understanding Homicide from a Neighborhood Perspective.” New Orleans Roundtable Club, New Orleans, LA. February 25, 2016.
  • “Stress Management and Substance Abuse Skills,” Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, Lake Charles, LA. May 8, 2016.
  • “Understanding Poverty,” Intern Training, Free Church of the Annunciation, New Orleans, LA. June 28, 2016.
  • The Connection between Substance Abuse and Neighborhood Homicide: Why New Orleans’ Homicide Rates Surpass the Nation’s and Implications for Change.” New Orleans Christian Counseling Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2016.
  • “The Christian Response to Race and Violence in New Orleans,” University of Holy Cross, New Orleans, LA, November 15, 2016.
  • “Understanding Urban Homicide: A Neighborhood Perspective,” North American Association of Christians in Social Work. Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 2016.
  • “Seeking the Shalom of the City: Applied Macro Social Work in an Urban Ministry Context.” North American Association of Christians in Social Work, Audio Conference Webinar, November 28, 2016.
  • “Breaking Barriers: A Student-Organized Forum on Racial Reconciliation.” New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, December 1, 2016.
  • “Reforming and Transforming Criminal Justice: Case Studies from Angola State Prison.” Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 6, 2017.
  • “Safety and Justice Forum,” Kettering Foundation. New Orleans, LA, March 9 and March 14, 2017.
  • “You Could Get Killed Any Day in Hollygrove: Understanding Urban Homicide,” National Association of Social Workers, Baton Rouge, LA, March 19, 2017.
  • “Cultural Lenses: Understanding the Impact of Culture on Views of Race.” InterVarsity ServeUp University Spring Break, New Orleans, March 5, 12, and 26, 2017.
  • “Citywide Student Civic Engagement Forum.” University of New Orleans, April 1, 2017.
  • “Cultural Lenses: Views of Culture and Their Impact upon the Church.” New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Senior Fest, New Orleans, April 7, 2017.
  • “Cultural Lenses: Dominant, Minority and Kingdom Views of Culture.” First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA. February 24, 2018.
  • “Cultural Lenses: Dominant, Minority and Kingdom Views of Culture.” Racial Reconciliation Roundtable. Mississippi College. Jackson, MS. February 27, 2018.
  • “Christian Community Development in a Post-Katrina Rebuilding Context.” St. Paul's Lutheran Church. New Orleans, LA. March 22, 2018.
  • “You Could Get Killed Any Day in Hollygrove: A Qualitiative Study of Neighborhood-Level Homicide.” Southern Sociological Society Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA. April 6, 2018.
  • “The ABC's of Thinking Differently.” Senior Fest NOBTS. New Orleans, LA. April 6, 2018.
  • Models of Prison Theological Education. The Global Prison Seminaries Summit. New Orleans, LA. June 3, 2018.
  • Association of Theological Schools. Innovations in Education Models. Denver. June 20-21, 2018.
  • “Advanced Theological Education in a Maximum Security Prison.” Educational Models and Practice Innovations Forum of the Association of Theological Schools. Pittsburgh, PA. September 11-12, 2018.
  • “The Newman Idea: Reintegrating Theology into the University.” University of Holy Cross. New Orleans, LA. October 6, 2018.
  • “A Christian’s Ethical Imperative: Engaging Ethics in the Broader Society.” Annual Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. Hartford, CT. October 27, 2018.
  • “A Structural Therapy Framework for Understanding Family Abuse.” New Orleans Christian Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2, 2018.
  • “John Henry Newman to Arthur Holmes: The Idea of a Christian University, 1873-1987.” The Briel Symposium for the Renewal of Christian Higher Education. New Orleans, LA. February 20-22, 2019.
  • “Discussing the Death Penalty: A Community Forum.” Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. April 2, 2019.
  • “Understanding Race: Why the Church Has Difficulty Integrating and How We Might Begin to Change Things.” Senior Fest, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. April 5, 2019.
  • "Embracing Diversity in Church Leadership." The Gospel and the City Conference, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, October 24, 2019.
  • "The Gospel and the City: Understanding the Challenges of Ministry in an Urban Context." The Gospel and the City Conference, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, October 24, 2019.
  • "Using Scripture to Alter Anxiety-laden Narratives: How Christian Counselors can Integrate Biblical Paradigms to Combat Problematic Beliefs in the CBT Mode.." New Orleans Christian Counseling Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 1, 2019.
  • "2nd Generation Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: Where Crime Prevention and Community Organizing Meet." North American Association of Christians in Social Work Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 9, 2019.

Classes Taught

  • Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
  • Social Work Practicum
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Group Counseling
  • Social Work Practice and Christianity
  • Counseling in Ministry
  • Introduction to Urban Missions
  • Contemporary Mission Methods and Movements
  • Essentials of Helping
  • Church and Community Ministries
  • Interpersonal Communications.
  • Spiritual Formation

Awards

  • The President's Call to Service Award President George W. Bush, 2006
  • Citizen of the Year The United States Marshals Service, 2009
  • Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary International December, 2009
  • Public Servant of the Year The Attorney General of the United States October, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Planning and Urban Studies, 2016

Board Memberships and Community Service

  • Trustee, Belhaven University, 2016-Present
  • President, The North American Association of Christians in Social Work, 2019 to Present
  • Advisory Board, Center for Faith and the Public Square, 2016-Present
  • Vice-President, NOLA Code, 2015-2019
  • Board Member, The Irish Network of New Orleans, 2016-2017
  • Advisory Board, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, 2006-2014
  • Board Member, Pratt Stanton Manor, 2007-2009
  • President, The Carrollton Rotary Club of New Orleans, 2007-2008
  • President, New Orleans Federation of Churches, 2006-2008
  • Board Member, Covenant Presbyterian Urban Ministry Network, 1999-2001

Links

  • Personal Website: http://kbrown803.wix.com/home
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinjbrown

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • Fellow of The Restoration Institute

Licensure

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Louisiana, 12691
 
 
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