Assistant Professor of Political Science
(260) 359-4226

Originally from a suburb of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Kate Elizabeth Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2004 and her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia in 2015. 

She specializes in American legal and constitutional history, politics in the colonial, early republic, and antebellum eras, as well as English legal history. She will teach law and political science at Huntington. Brown won a 2014-2015 James C. Rees Fellowship from the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, and she was also a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History. 

She has published an article in the Law and History Review, and her first book, Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law, will be published by the University Press of Kansas in 2017. 

Her hobbies include reading The New Yorker, watching eighteenth-century period dramas, spinning, and taking her sweet, old, and blind dog, Hamilton, for walks.

Brown teaches the following History and Political Science courses:

  • PS 105 Introduction to Law
  • HS 166 Historical Perspectives on Culture and Civilizations II
  • HS 211 History of the United States I
  • HS 212 History of the United States II
  • HS/PS 342 Law and Capitalism
  • HS/PS 377 American Presidency
  • HS/PS 428 U.S. Contemporary Politics
  • HS/PS 466 American Constitutional History
  • HS 487 Seminar in American History