Ronald E. Brown

Wayne State University


Ronald E. Brown is professor of political science at Wayne State University. Ron teaches classes in African-American Politics, Parties and Elections, Public Opinion and in American Politics. His publications include "The Effects of Religious Messages on Racial Identity and System Blame Among African Americans" (Journal of Politics, 1995) "Political Action" in James S. Jackson's Life in Black America (Sage, 1991), "Severity of Conditions, Racial Identification and Voting Among the Black Elderly (with R. Nacoste) in Roles and Resources of the Black Elderly , and "Racial Belief Systems, Religious Guidance, and African American Political Participation" (with Dawson and Allen) in The National Political Science Review. Ron's current research is in the area of racial differences, and the influence of age and social learning on perceptions of African American political influence.