The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Nissa Dahlin-Brown, EdD

Nissa Dahlin-Brown

Nissa Dahlin-Brown Office: 865.974.0931 Fax: 865.974.8777Email:

Nissa Dahlin-Brown, EdD


Civic Education, Service Learning, Continuing Education, Meeting Management, Historical Research

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MS, Adult and Technological Education, University of Tennessee

EdD, Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Dr. Nissa Dahlin-Brown is the associate director of the Baker Center and manages all public programs and related initiatives, student engagement programs, communications, and the facility.  She joined the Baker Center as assistant director in July 2003. Previously, she worked in the UT Division of Continuing Education as a program coordinator and assistant director from 1984 to 2003.  Full CV available here:   RESUMENDBFINAl12

Selected Publications & Awards: 

“Women Leaders on Leadership,” Knoxville Business Journal, July 2011.

With Robert Kronick and Gavin Luter, “Revitalizing the Land Grant Mission in the South: One University’s Path to Civic Engagement via Community Schools” in Exploring Cultural Dynamics & Tensions within Service Learning, T. Stewart & N Webster (ed.), Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, 2011

With Robert Kronick, “Collaboration and Prevention: Looking Back on Eleven Years of a University Assisted Community School” in Universities & Community Schools, University of Pennsylvania. June 2010.

Received the Alice L. Beeman Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in Communications and Marketing, for 2003 dissertation titled, “The Impact of U.S. News & World Report Rankings on Eight Public MBA Programs.”  Given by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 2005.