Jennifer Slattery-Bownds is the Taubman Center's assistant director for professional programs. Her interests are applied learning, organizational development and behavior, the federal workforce, and the aging of the American population. She is a lecturer in public policy focusing her teaching on leadership and management in public affairs and policies related to working families.
Slattery-Bownds leads the campus-wide Government at Work: Brown Making the Difference program and the Center's As America Ages initiative with colleague Stephen Gresham. She has served as the president of the New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association and is an active member of the Brown community where she was appointed a Brown Ambassador.
Slattery-Bownds is a 2009 Brown Excellence Award winner. Previous appointments at the University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, the State University of New York College at Oswego, and the State University of New York at Brockport. She holds a graduate degree in counseling and higher education administration and undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Northeastern University in Organizational Leadership and Communication.