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Emily May Brown served as a Senior Academic in Journalism and Media Technology primarily at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Windhoek, Namibia. As Head of Department she worked alongside a team of talented women and men who saw the need for partnerships to bring greater value to the teaching and learning environment. She was responsible for teaching subjects such as Media Law; Media Advertising Strategies; Corporate Public Relations and Media Research. Needless to say, the position required being involved in curriculum development activities, especially ensuring that gender is mainstreamed into course-work, presentation of papers, the writing of proposals, conducting research and maintaining contact with the Department’s development partners.
Even though she has retired, Emily Brown remains active not only in academe but also the media environment. For example, she has enjoyed the opportunity to organise an Investigative Journalism Workshop with a team from Public Media Alliance (PMA) in the United Kingdom for journalists representing public media institutions in Africa; has served as an adjudicator for the SANLAM Financial Journalism Awards, as well as the Namibia Editors Forum Media Awards.
Emily Brown is the holder of a B.A. and B.A. Hons. Degrees (University of South Africa – UNISA); and an M. Sc. (Journalism/Mass Communication), from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. She is the mother of one son.