Dr. Kennaria Brown

Chair of the Communication Department;
Associate Professor of Communication
At Berea since 2007

Contact Information

Draper Building, 208A
CPO 1884
Email: brownke@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3760

Spring 2018

Office Hours

Tues: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Or by Appointment

Dr. Kennaria Brown

Class Schedule

  • COM 220 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20am – 10:30am)
  • COM/WGS 286 (Mon/Wed: 4:00pm – 5:50pm)
  • GSTR 310 I (Tue/Thur: 1:00pm – 2:50pm)


  • BA Speech Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1989
  • MS Communication Studies, Texas Christian University, 2003
  • PhD Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007


I’m a Texan from Dallas who is enjoying her Kentucky home. I worked for 11 years as a manager of a small business, professional speaker, and corporate trainer before returning to school for my advanced degrees, so I try to bring my “real world” experience into my teaching and advising. While I hold students to a high standard, I also do my best to help you reach it. In the classroom I’m known for discussions as well as lecture, challenging but interesting readings, lots of energy, and sudden loud noises… you have been warned…

Current Research

Race/gender and popular culture, interracial communication, and police/community relations.