History of Class at Brown
In honor of Brown 250th $ocial Classmates hosted the event "History of Class at Brown". The event was a self-guided multimedia tour that explored the perspectives of faculty, staff, alumni and current students on social class at Brown. Below you will find short bios about the individuals who shared their story along with their testimonies.
Mary Grace Almandrez became the Director of the Third World Center and Assistant Dean of the College in July 2011. Uniquely positioned as serving both on the executive leadership group of the Division of Campus Life and as a dean in the College, her work facilitates opportunities for students to connect their curricular with co-curricular scholarship, embrace diversity, and be agents of change in their respective communities. She works closely with students, faculty, alumni, and colleagues to create and implement initiatives that facilitate an inclusive campus environment, as well as build a sense of community among students of color and their allies. Prior to her arrival at Brown University, she founded multicultural centers at three private, liberal arts institutions. Her professional experience in multicultural affairs includes co-curricular programming, student leadership training, campus climate assessment, and alumni relations. Mary Grace earned her Ed.D. in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco, M.S. in human resources development from McDaniel College, and B.A. in sociology from the University of San Diego. Source: Dean of the College
Chuck Liebling ’79 received his AB in Political Science from Brown University before pursuing his Master of City and Regional Planning Degree from Rutgers University in 1995. Mr. Liebling continued his education at Rutgers University School of Law where he received his J.D. Mr. Liebling has been a Partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP for over 17 years. Mr. Liebling married Sharon Krengel ’80.
Gregory C. Elliott received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1977. He is currently professor of Sociology at Brown University. Previously, he was assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests focus on the social development of the individual and the problem of integrating the self into society. In particular, he currently researches the concept of mattering (the extent to which one makes a difference in the lives of others) and its motivational impact on behavior. A second area of research involves the causes and consequences of child maltreatment.
Source: Researchers at Brown
Source: Researchers at Brown
Shane Lloyd coordinates programming for prospective, first and second-year students of color to have a positive impact on their matriculation, transition to college, retention, and academic and co-curricular success. He provides support and advice to the ALANA mentoring program, Minority Peer Counselors, and Third World Transition Program. His most recent position was interim Program Coordinator for the Center. Shane has served on the Campus Life Advisory Board, the Organizational Review Committee Student Advisory Board, and the TWC Director Search Committee. He also held the position of Vice President of the Samual M. Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association and worked as a Graduate Advising Fellow within the Office of the Residential Life from 2009 to 2011. Shane is also an associate trainer with the Boston based organization Class Action. The organization provides a dynamic framework and creates safe spaces for people from across the class spectrum to explore class and to identify and begin to dismantle classism. Shane earned his MPH at Brown University and his BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University. Source: Brown Center for Students of Color
James Miller is currently the Dean of Admission here at Brown University and is responsible for directing the recruitment, selection, and matriculation of each entering class at Brown. Prior to his position at Brown, Miller was Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine from 2001-2005. Miller is also the former Director of Financial Aid at Harvard College, a position he held from 1983-1999. From 1999-2000 Miller was the Director of Capital Gifts at Brown University where he oversaw the University's fundraising efforts among its top prospects, with a particular focus on raising financial aid funds. Dean Miller holds an A.B., Brown University and a M.A., Michigan State University.
Source: Office of the Provost
Source: Office of the Provost
Suzanne (Sue) Rivera ’91 holds a BA from Brown, a Master of Social Welfare degree from UC Berkeley, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs (health policy emphasis) from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently Associate Vice President for Research Services and Assistant Professor of Ethics and Health Policy at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She has served a two-year Presidential Management Internship (PMI) with the US Department of Health and Human Services in the San Francisco Regional Office. After completing the PMI, she became a Program Specialist with the Administration for Children and Families, where she monitored the effectiveness of Head Start programs. Sue has also worked for seven years at the University of California’s Irvine campus, where she was Director of Research Protections. Sue also holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. Sue is married to her college sweetheart, Michael Householder ’89; MAT ’90, and they have two children, Tony (13) and Elena (8).
Dr. Michael Householder ’89 holds a B.A. and M.A.T from Brown University, a M.A. from University of California, Irvine, as well as a Ph.D in English. During his time at Brown he, along with his future wife, formed Students on Financial Aid; a group that fostered a community for low-income students. After his time at Brown University he was a high school teacher in Central Falls, Rhode Island, which has one of the poorest school districts in the country. Mike is now an Assistant Professor at Marshall University in the English Department. He is married to his college sweetheart, Suzanne Rivera ’91 and they have two children, Tony (13) and Elena (8).
Patricia (Patty) Bacame ’91 holds a degree in Urban Studies from Brown University. Patty attended Brown as a low-income, first generation college student. During her time at Brown she was a member of Students on Financial Aid and found support within the group. She currently works as a high school counselor in California and assists low-income and first-generation students as they prepare for college.