School of Professional Studies
Vanessa P. Eslinger-Brown
Dean of the School of Professional Studies
On behalf of our faculty, student body, and school administrators, I am honored to extend you a warm welcome to the School of Professional Studies.
In order to better prepare you to meet the demands of a complex society and global workplace, the School of Professional Studies is committed to integrating theory and practice, promoting a diverse and informed citizenry, maintaining professional standards, and presenting an intellectually stimulating and rigorous examination of knowledge through its Master of Education Program or Master of Public Administration Program. Seeking continuous improvement of our programs, we have expert advisory committees, robust assessment practices, and regular program review processes, allowing us to keep our curriculum offerings progressive and applicable to state-of-the art best practices in the field.
Our dynamic and diverse faculty includes over 200 full-time and part-time professors. These professors are not only highly qualified academicians, but also experienced professionals in their respective fields. They share their expertise and serve your instructional needs by delivering coursework in both the online and on ground learning environments.
We look forward to advancing your lifelong learning and education and preparing you to serve as more effective leaders in your workplace and community.
With best wishes,
Dr. Vanessa Eslinger-Brown, Dean, School of Professional Studies
Vanessa P. Eslinger-Brown is Dean of the School of Professional Studies. Before becoming Dean, Dr. Brown served as chair of the department of education at Strayer University for two years, and as a professor and associate campus dean for five years. She holds master's and doctorate degrees in education from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Brown has taught English at the high school and college level. She has served as a textbook reviewer and has conducted research in multiculturalism and diversity. During her tenure at Strayer University, she has served on numerous committees, including the Master's of Education Global Project Committee and the Library and Information Literacy Committee. She was presented with the Faculty Award for Service to the University in 2009 and the Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence in 2006. Her office is based at Strayer' University's Fredericksburg, Virginia, campus.