James Brown, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor


1127 East Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Office: (812) 856-4108
jrb2@iu.edu

Bio/Education:

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work with a Minor Concentration in Education (2010). Indiana University, Indianapolis Indiana

Masters of Social Work: Major Concentration in Advanced Interpersonal Practice, Minor Concentration: School Social Work (1993).  The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelors of Social Work  (1992). Northern Michigan University, Marquette

Area of Interest:

In 2014, James R. Brown accepted a position as Assistant Professor at I.U. Bloomington.  His focus on social well-being has a primary emphasis in reducing school bullying.  Recently James has begun working with an inter disciplinary team on the development of cloud based services to assist school personnel, parents, and students in addressing bullying.   

Teaching Interest:

In 2014, James R. Brown accepted a position as Assistant Professor at I.U. Bloomington.  His focus on social well-being has a primary emphasis in reducing school bullying.  Recently James has begun inter disciplinary team work on the development of cloud based services to assist school personnel, parents, and students in addressing bullying.   James has taught the following courses:

·         Small groups practice and theory

·         Interpersonal practice skills and theory

·         Human behavior in the social environment

·         Children in Schools

·         Research practice

James is known for using experiential activities to allow students to engage in active learning.  He also integrates his prior research and practice experiences in courses to contextualize social work knowledge and practice with students

Practice Experience:

1992--Child and Family Services Case Manager in Marquette County Michigan (Case Manager)

1993-1995--Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District (School Social Worker) Michigan

1995-2005--Gladwin Community Schools (At-Risk School Social Worker) Michigan    

2006-2009--Neighborhood Self-employment Initiative, Indianapolis, Indiana             





Publications / Presentations:

1. Aalsma, M.C., & Brown, J.R. (2008). What is bullying? Journal of Adolescent Health. 43, p. 101-102. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.001

2. Aalsma, M., Brown, R., Holloway, E.D., & Ott, M.A. (2014). Connection to mental health care upon community reentry for detained youth: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 117 (14). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-117

3. Brown, J.R., Aalsma, M.C., & Ott, M.E. (2013). The experiences of parents who report youth bullying victimization to school officials. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28 (3), 494-518. doi:10.1177/0886260512455513

4. Brown, J.R., Holloway, E., Akakpo, T., & Aalsma, M. C. (2013). “Straight up”: Enhancing rapport and therapeutic alliance with previously-detained youth in the delivery of mental health services. Community Mental Health Journal. doi:10.1007/s10597-013-9617-3

5. Bruno, D. G., Brown, J. R., & Holloway, E. D. (2017). Participants’ Perspectives of a Worksite Wellness Program Using an Outcome-Based Contingency Approach. Advances in Social Work18(2), 595-610.

6. Holloway, E., Brown, J.R., Suman, P., & Aalsma, M.C. (2012). A qualitative examination of juvenile probation officers as gateway providers to mental health care. Criminal Justice Policy Review. 1-23. doi: 25, 2012 0887403412436603

7. Gates, S., Brown, J.R. (2017).  Preparing nursing and social work students to care for patients in acute alcohol withdrawal.  Journal of Addictions Nursing.  28, (3) 143-147.  doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000178

8. Weaver, L., Brown, J.R., Aalsma, M.C., & Weddle, D. (2013). Protective factors within state’s anti-bullying law: A content analysis. Journal of School Violence, 28 (2), 156-173. doi:10.1080/15388220.2012.751537