Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D. is a mom, professor, and community activist. Her research on girls’ social and psychological development has garnered her notice in magazines like People Magazine and Mademoiselle, as well as reviews in newspapers such as The New York Times and Boston Globe. She is the author of four books, including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls’ Development (co-authored with Carol Gilligan), a 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Lyn is sought after as an expert and speaks widely on girls and aggression as well as girls and media, and girls and education. Her curricular materials are helping to address concerns about girlfighting in schools across the nation.
Lyn grew up in Calais, Maine. She graduated college from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas with a major in Counseling Psychology and received her doctorate from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology. She is Professor of Education and Human Development at Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she teaches courses in adolescent development and girls’ development, and she is creator of the nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women, where she works with communities to support girls’ healthy development and education. She has been an American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and a winner of a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research on girls. She is a member of the APA, Psychology of Women Executive Board, and was a member of the APA’s Task Force on Adolescent Girls.