Charlyn Harper Browne portrait.

Charlyn Harper Browne

Senior Fellow

She, Her, Hers


I am primarily responsible for contributing to research and the racial equity agenda that is foundational to projects within CSSP’s Young Children and Their Families and Youth Thrive bodies of work, as well as other partnership projects, including the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare.

I do this work because

I am committed to helping strengthen the knowledge base of practitioners, administrators, and policymakers whose work directly and indirectly can influence the healthy development and well-being of children and families.

I am most proud of

My proudest professional accomplishment is that numerous African American undergraduate and graduate students have achieved a master’s or doctoral degree, in part, due to my encouragement, teaching, and mentorship.

Work History

  • Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Psychological Studies, Clark Atlanta University
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, Morris Brown College
  • Professor of Psychology, Atlanta Metropolitan College

Education and Awards

  • Three years of postdoctoral coursework in Clinical Child and Family Psychology, Georgia State University
  • Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education, Georgia State University
  • M.A. in Educational Psychology, Atlanta University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Spelman College
  • Leaders for the 21st Century Fellow (2007 – 2009), ZERO TO THREE National Center on Infants, Children, and Families

When the day is done

I thoroughly enjoy interacting with my family and close friends, playing tennis, growing indoor plants, and completing jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and brain teasers.