Assistant Dean
College of Arts & Sciences

(on leave 2014-15)

Atiya Stokes-BrownAtiya Stokes-Brown is an academic Dean for first year and sophomore students. Working closely with the associate Deans, Dean Stokes-Brown assists students with advising, appropriate course offerings, and counseling. 

In addition to serving as an academic Dean, Dean Stokes-Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, where she has taught for 5 years. She teaches courses on American Politics, Campaigns and Elections, Race and Ethnicity, Women in Politics, and State and Local Politics. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, her master's in Political Science from Temple University, and her B.A. in Politics and Dance from Randolph College (formerly known as Randolph-Macon Woman's College).

Dean Stokes-Brown's research focuses on the political incorporation of women and racial/ethnic groups into the American political system, and issues of representation. She is the author of The Politics of Race in Latino Communities: Walking the Color Line (Routledge, 2012) and her research has appeared in several journals including the Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, Politics and Policy, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, Social Science Quarterly, National Political Science Review, and Political Research Quarterly.


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