Karen Brown, MS, RN

Karen Brown

Associate Professor

148 University Hall, Hamilton Campus


  • PhD Miami University - Gerontology
  • MSN, Walden University
  • BSN, East Tennessee State University
  • BS, Library Science, Eastern Michigan University 

Professional Experience

Prior to her faculty role at Miami University, Dr. Brown’s background included high risk OB nursing, outpatient women’s health, and nursing management. She also taught and served as the Librarian for a School of Nursing. Although Dr. Brown has taught a wide variety of courses, her specialty area is Gerontological Nursing.


Dr. Brown’s service includes her Board- Chair position for the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, along with membership on all Board Committees. In the past, she served  on the Board of Directors of a nurse-run, HRSA funded health care center that cared for uninsured and underinsured clients. In the realm of public service, as an elected governing official, Ms. Brown served as Chairwoman of her local public school board. Her current service interests include involvement on a number of departmental committees, along with enhancing the quality of life for older adults.


In the area of research and scholarship, Dr. Brown published articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning, along with older adults’ driving cessation.