Dr. Julie Brown joined IALR in December 2013 as the Director of Advanced Learning. She has eighteen years of experience in the education sector, working for a public research university, two community colleges, and regional K-12 districts. Dr. Brown has extensive experience in federal grant reporting, program development, and fiscal accountability, and currently provides management services to the Dan River Region Collaborative, a regional partnership dedicated to working with employers to address workforce needs while moving individual employees to high-skill, high-wage situations. Dr. Brown holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Longwood University and Old Dominion University. She resides in Pittsylvania County and serves on numerous non-profit boards, including The Arc of Southside, Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board, The United Way, and the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.