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Lara M. Brown, Ph.D., is an associate professor and serves as the program director for the Political Management Program in The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. Her research interests include national elections, presidential aspirants, congressional incumbents and political scandals.
Dr. Brown previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University. As an education policy adviser and strategic planning consultant, she worked with a number of education reform organizations and educational technology companies that were involved in the initial passage and early implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. She also contributes regularly to U.S. News & World Report's "Thomas Jefferson Street" blog.
Prior to returning to academia, she worked as an education policy and public affairs consultant. Dr. Brown also served in President William J. Clinton's administration at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. In 2001, she earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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