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Carolina Bown

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At Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Office: Fulton Hall 292
Phone: 410-543-6254

 Universities Attended

 PhD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore / Organizational Leadership

 MA -  Salisbury University / Post Secondary Education

 BA -  Universidad de Chile / Journalism


Bown, C. (2013). Indigenous and rural women leaders’ support of gender equality in Ecuadorian Organizations. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Main Areas of Research

Indigenous women leaders in Ecuador

Spanish heritage speakers

Other Areas of Interest

Study Abroad

Business in Latin America

Qualitative research - ATLAS.ti


Article. Bown, C. & McClellan, J. (2017). Culturally Situated Leadership in the Ecuadorian Andes. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11(3), 6-20. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21532

Book Chapter. Bown, Carolina. (2016). Sumak Kawsay among Indigenous Women Leaders of Ecuador. In K. Goldman Schuyler, J. Baugher & K. Jironet (Eds.), Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World (231-246). Bingly, UK: Emerald.

Leadership Positions at Salisbury University

Campus Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (2016 - present)

Founding Member and Secretary, SU Women's Forum (2015 - present)

Director, SU Global Program in Ecuador (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)

Director, SU Málaga-Spain Summer Program (2010)

Other Leadership Positions

Council Representative, Ecuadorian Studies Section at LASA (Latin American Studies Association) (2017-2019; 2013-2014)

Expert on Ecuadorian issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) list serve. (2016 - present)

Recent Awards & Grants

Fulton Award for Excellence in International Education, 2017

Latin American Studies Association (LASA) grant for non-tenured faculty, 2015

Courses Taught

IDIS 280: Introduction to Nonprofit Management

SPAN 101 & SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 202: Spanish in Review

SPAN 310: Oral and Written Composition

SPAN 312: Advanced Conversation

SPAN 313: Effective Writing & Reading for Spanish Heritage Speakers

SPAN 322: Spanish for Business 

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