Jane Brown is Founder and retired Chair of the Antioch University Midwest Health and Wellness and Healthcare Consumer Advocacy Professional Certificate Program. She holds a PhD in Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA .
She also received a Master of Divinity degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and an MA in Sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She concurrently trained as a Chaplain at Indiana University Medical Center and earned an STM degree in Pastoral Counseling at Christian Theological School (CTS).
Dr. Brown’s career spans academic, healthcare, pastoral and social work fields. She began in 1996, as a faculty member at Antioch University Midwest, formerly Antioch University McGregor, in which she was Director of the Weekend College, Chair of the Human Development, Human Services Administration and Health and Wellness programs. In 2012, Dr. Brown retired and was granted Faculty Emerita status by the Antioch University Midwest Board of Trustees.
Previously, Dr. Brown was Director of Pastoral Care at the Jeanes Quaker Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is a recorded Quaker minister. Her social work experience includes serving as a counselor at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, a counselor for inner city youth in Indianapolis, IN and hospice chaplain at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. In what Jane calls her first life, she raised three sons and was head of the math department at Richmond Senior High School.
Dr. Brown is also co-founder of SOWELO, an end-of-life support service, in Yellow Springs, OH.
On February 15, 2012 she presented …”Dying as a Stage of Life: Living into Death‚ sponsored by the Dayton Area Agency on Aging.
She contributed the article “Where Two or Three are Gathered‚ in Out of the Silence:
Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling,” edited by J. Bill Ratliff.