Anita R. Brown-Graham

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Economic development


Anita R. Brown-Graham is director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University, a position she held since 2007. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at the School of Government for 13 years. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable William B. Shubb in the eastern district of California and as business litigation counsel in a Sacramento, California, law firm. Brown-Graham has provided significant training and written books and articles focused on developing the economic base of distressed communities. She also currently serves on the boards of several development organizations and foundations. Brown-Graham earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and, after attending graduate school at LSU, she earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.