Clinical Assistant Professor

Professor Brown is a registered nurse who earned his B.S. in Nursing from Andrews University and a Master’s in Nursing Education from Norwich University. He began teaching for the University of Vermont Department of Nursing in 2016 and currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from adult health and nursing leadership to project seminars. His clinical expertise centers upon post-surgical care and trauma, and he currently practices at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Professor Brown is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education program at UVM. His research interests include the intersection nursing philosophy/theory/practice/education and posthumanism. His scholarly works center upon the examining the philosophical underpinnings of nursing knowledge in relation to environmental and ecological justice. Prof. Brown has co-authored several publications and co-presented at numerous national and international conferences on the role of the nurse in caring for planetary health.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • "The Convergence of Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology, and Nursing." Podium Presentation. Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
  • "Combating Terrestrial Perils - Nursing Education's Response to Climate Change." Poster Presentation. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference 2018


Hopkins-Walsh, J., Dillard-Wright, J., Brown B. (2021) Antifa or Bust: Nursing for the Chthulucene. Nursing Philosophy- In Press

Brown, B., Dillard-Wright, J., Hopkins-Walsh, J., Littzen, C. O., & Vo, T. (2021). Patterns of Knowing and Being in the COVIDicene: An Epistemological and Ontological Reckoning for Posthumans. ANS. Advances in Nursing Science.

Dillard-Wright, J., Hopkins- Walsh, J., & Brown, B. B. (2020). We Have Never Been Nurses: Nursing in the Anthropocene, Undoing the Capitalocence. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(2), 132–146.

Dillard-Wright, J., Hopkins-Walsh, J., & Brown, B. B. (2020, May 16). Posthumxnism and the Pandemic.

Associations and Affiliations

  • International Philosophy of Nursing Society
  • Nursing Theory Collective – Founding Member
  • Radical Philosophy Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Vermont Nurses Association
Brandon Brown

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Nursing theory/philosophy, Posthumanism, nursing education, planetary health


  • M.S.N., Nursing Education; Norwich University (2016)
  • B.S., Nursing; Andrews University (2010)


  • 802-656-0021
Office Location:

212 Rowell Building

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Courses Taught


  • PRNU 234 - Adult Health Nursing II
  • PRNU 240 - Issues and Leadership in Professional Nursing
  • GRNS 345 - CNL Project and Seminar II
  • GRNS 347 - CNL Project Seminar III