Barbara Brown

Kodiak College advisor Barb Brown

Barbara Brown has taken many personal interest classes at Kodiak College since 2007. Her favorite class is weight training with instructor Lindsay Knight, which she has taken 28 (!) times.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master of Science in Education in College Student Development and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Barbara is the Kodiak College Faculty Counselor and Chair of the Student Services Department, which includes admissions, registration, financial aid, and academic advising. She provides academic planning services and coordinates many student success programs on campus. Barbara also teaches the freshman seminar course, UNIV A150 University Studies, each fall semester as part of the Smart Start learning community. 

During the spring 2019 semester, Barbara will be on sabbatical researching the topic of “Enhancing Service Learning at Kodiak College.” She plans to complete the Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum with support from a faculty mentor at Casper College in Wyoming. Then she will complete two site visits to observe service learning in action at the University of Hawaii Hilo and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Barbara shared a memory from a few days after arriving in Kodiak in 2003. She was contacted by a reporter from the Kodiak Daily Mirror newspaper who wanted to feature her with a front page story. She says “growing up in a medium size city in Wisconsin, I never imagined that my new job would be news. It was a fitting introduction to the close-knit community I have grown to love.”