DeNeen Brown

Associate Professor

College/University: B.A., University of Kansas

301-405-2415 Knight Hall 2100D

DeNeen L. Brown joined the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism faculty in 2019 after more than three decades at The Washington Post.

Brown, among other jobs at The Post, covered police, courts, education and was a foreign correspondent. She’s earned national recognition for telling stories about the middle class, culture, urban gentrification, the environment and other topics.

As The Post’s Canada bureau chief from 2000 to 2004, she traveled throughout the Canadian Arctic and Arctic Archipelago to write about climate change, environmental damage, indigenous populations and cultural erosion. She also has written dispatches from an icebreaker in the Northwest Passage and was a correspondent in Greenland, Haiti.

She’s won national feature writing prizes from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, as well as regional awards from the Maryland, Delaware D.C. Press Association.

Brown is a former Knight Fellow and Washington Post Media Fellow at Duke University. She has taught writing seminars at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism and has been a guest lecturer on narrative writing at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Florida.

She’s taught writing at National Writers Workshops around the country and at the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors conference. Brown was also an adjunct journalism instructor at Georgetown University.

Her essays about writing are published in “Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide.”

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.