Leigh-Ann Brown

Assistant Professor

Primary: (802) 468-1356
Fax: (802) 468-6086
Stafford Academic Center
Room 128
251 South Street


Leigh-Ann L. Brown joined the Education Department in August 2013. Before Castleton she worked as a T.A. at Rutgers University and in a New Jersey Elementary school classroom for children who have autism and other exceptional abilities.

Leigh-Ann's research interests include: family involvement in Special Education, social capital and access to special education resources, and the daily lives of families who have children who are chronically ill.

She enjoys working with the students, staff, and faculty at Castleton University and is grateful for the collaborative relationships with local educators and community organizations like ARC-RA, Rutland Mental Health, and Special Olympics.


Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Immaculata University


  • School Involvement
  • Founded and volunteered for an after school play group and a lunch time social skills group for students with autism and their general education peers Social Justice
  • Co-founder of Rutgers University Graduate Student Organization Service Committee Mentoring
  • Building Woman- a character building organization devoted to aiding young girls become independent, successful, and compassionate young women Personal
  • Mom to two amazing boys
  • Doing what I love in a place that I love