University Profiles

Heath Brown

Heath A. Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs


Interest Groups, Presidency, Campaigns, Public Administration and Nonprofits.

Heath Brown is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Seton Hall University. He received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 2005 where his doctoral research focused education policy, charter schools and the political mobilization of nonprofits. He worked as Research and Policy Director at the Council of Graduate Schools from 2004-2005, and as a Graduate Fellow at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) during the summer of 2002. Since then, Brown has been an Assistant Professor at Roanoke College, where he taught courses in American politics, public policy and public administration.

Brown's current research focuses nonprofits, interest groups and the presidency. His book, Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition, was published in 2012 by Routledge. He has also published research at Policy Sciences, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency. His non-academic writing on politics has appeared at The Hill and The Huffington Post.

He recently was awarded a foundation grant to study immigrant groups and the 2012 election.


  • Ph.D., George Washington University, Public Policy, 2005
  • M.A., George Washington University, International Affairs, 2000
  • B.A., Guilford College, 1996

Academic Distinctions



Office Phone
(973) 275-2131


Office Location
Room 521
Jubilee Hall


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