Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Julie R. Brown

Position title: Director of WCWPDS-Milwaukee and Principal Investigator

Email: jrbrown@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7412

Julie R. Brown became the Director of WCWPDS-Milwaukee (previously MCWP) in 2005. She holds Bachelor’s and Master of Arts degrees in Communication and has completed Ph.D. coursework in Communication. Julie has over 35 years of experience in adult instruction, curriculum design, organizational development, and management in academic, private industry, and social service settings. She has designed, delivered, and administered instructional programs covering a wide range of academic, skill-based, and technical content using a variety of instructional modalities. Prior to assuming her current position, Julie held two director-level positions at Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, created a private consulting business specializing in organizational leadership development in private industry, and taught courses in Communication at Hope College, the University of California-Davis; Sacramento State University, the University of Utah and the University of California-Santa Barbara.