Dr. Janet Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Brown holds a doctoral degree from Liberty University and currently holds the rank of Professor. A published scholar who has given numerous scholarly presentations, Dr. Brown is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Key Women Educators, the National Coalition on Violence against Animals, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Virginia Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Brown serves as Advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society at Liberty University and represents the School of Behavioral Sciences on the Institutional Review Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors, Safe Surfin’ Foundation, as well as serving as Special Advisor to Safe Surfin’ Foundation and the National White Collar Crime Center on Social Cognitive Theory. She is an Advisor to the Mosaic Foundation (MOSFED), an international organization dedicated to fighting human slavery and trafficking around the globe (see: https://www.humanslavery.com/new-page-2). Dr. Brown has received an award from the Center for Research & Scholarship at Liberty University to continue her research on Social Cognitive Theory and its Application to the Cyber S.W.A.T. Program. This program, Cyber S.W.A.T.™ Team Program, is a paradigm shift in online safety and responsibility education. What makes this program—and her research—unique is its utilization of peer-to-peer learning. Specifically, the proposed research will examine whether young people listen to and learn from a similarly-aged peer more readily than they do with adults. It is anticipated that data obtained from this study will further improve the efficacy of education in online safety and responsibility. Dr. Brown was a Featured Speaker at the Global Sustainability Network (GSN) Conference on human slavery/human trafficking at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, in Rome, April 2019. The topic was Social Cognitive Theory and its Relevance to Youth Safety in the Cyber World. The conference was attended by more than 100 professionals from around the world, and directed by Monsignor Sanchez, Chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and Co-Founder of the GSN. She was invited back to the conference in 2020, but because of the COVID-19 Pandemic she was unable to attend.