Robert E Brown
Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement
Associate Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, Michigan State University
Robert E. Brown is an Associate Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement. He brokers, facilitates and participates in university/community partnerships that are scholarly, community-based, collaborative, responsive, capacity-building for the public good. Staffing the CCED Flint Office, Bob works with community partners across multiple sectors to:
- Co-create systemic engagement platforms that link science and community wisdom for transformational change
- Co-create collaborative platforms with action protocols - iterative, strategic action across community and academic networks
- Framing and operationalizing engagement within developmental and ecological contexts
- Co- create collective impact by combining human development, community development, and economic development
Bob Brown is a husband and father (his son Desmond is in the 8th grade), is a resident of the great city of Flint and a Board Member of WOW Outreach. Bob is also a core team member of the national Strategic Doing Institute, and helped to found Neighborhoods Without Borders - a network of Flint folks working to dismantle systemic and institutional racism.
Bob has a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.