Courtney Brown

  • Vice Chair, School of Education and Human Development Foundation


Courtney Brown is the Vice President of Strategic Impact and Planning at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused specifically on increasing Americans’ postsecondary success. As the Foundation’s chief data and research officer, Brown oversees the Foundation’s efforts in the areas of strategic planning, research, evaluation, data, and learning. She also leads Lumina’s international engagement efforts. Brown has decades of experience and is a frequent national speaker and writer on postsecondary data, evaluation, performance measurement and strategic planning. Brown received her B.A. from James Madison University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. 

In addition to her service with the Foundation Board, Brown also currently serves on the NAFSA: Association of International Educators board, the Board of Visitors for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and the Institute for the Future of Education (IFE) International Advisory Board. 

Brown resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. 


Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., James Madison University