Dawn S. Brown PT, DPT is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at Northern Illinois University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, with over 21 years of clinical and educational experience. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education (EdD) Program in Higher Education Administration at Northern Illinois University. She earned ABPTS certification in orthopaedic physical therapy, and uses this content expertise in her teaching, clinical practice, scholarship, and service activities. Her research interests include recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students and faculty in physical therapy programs, transformative leadership in physical therapy and higher education, and attitudes towards social responsibility among physical therapy students and professionals. Dr. Brown is an active member of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association serving as former Chapter Nominating Committee Chair, former Chair of the Diversity Task Force, and current district Assembly Representative. She is a founding member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consortium for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).