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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Shawna Petersen-Brown

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Shawna Petersen-Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2013, School Psychology, University of Minnesota (APA-Accredited, NASP-Approved)

Mail: Department of Psychology - AH 103
Office: Armstrong Hall 103G
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507.389.1353


Published Research


Dr. Petersen-Brown joined the School Psychology Doctoral Program in 2014. Dr. Petersen-Brown received her Ph.D. in school psychology from University of Minnesota in 2013 and worked as a school psychologist at the elementary and secondary levels in the Twin Cities. Within the school psychology program, Dr. Petersen-Brown currently teaches Foundations of Academic Assessment, Academic Problem Solving, and Child Mental Health: Assessment to Intervention, as well as supervising various practica and field experiences. Dr. Petersen-Brown’s research team focuses on the implementation, selection, and design of academic interventions for students at risk for or exhibiting academic difficulties. She has published research in several major journals in school psychology and special education, including School Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Journal of Behavioral Education. Dr. Petersen-Brown serves on the editorial board of School Psychology Forum.