Autumn Brown Program: Human Development & Quantitative Methods, Ph.D.

Anticipated Graduation: August 2024


Research Interests and Current Projects

Autumn's research interests are centered around leveraging her ten years experience as a humanitarian aid and development practitioner to generate actionable evidence around how to promote children's positive development in understudied contexts. This work includes investigating how children's environments influence their development, the appropriateness of social and emotional constructs and measures across diverse socio-cultural contexts, improving program implementation, and making research findings accessible to a wide range of stakeholders.

Autumn is currently conducting research to understand which individual, home, and school factors promote children's prosocial skill development in peri-urban Ghana. She is also involved in the RIPPLE Lab at Penn and supports the Parental Nudges Program.

Interest Categories

Global & International Education
School & Society
Quantitative Research
Psychology & Human Development


M.Sc (Comparative Politics) The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011.
B.A. (International Relations) American University, 2007.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Sharon Wolf
Assistant Professor

Areas Of Expertise

Child Development
Education in Emergencies
Impact Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation
Social and Emotional Learning

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