Dr. La Tasha A. Brown (PhD), founder and CEO of Inner Visions International (IVI) Inc., is an experienced educator and educational consultant with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. She is highly skilled in curriculum design; program development and management; for-profit and non-profit organizations; lecturing; academic writing; and student development.

Educational Background:

Dr. Brown is a strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Comparative Cultural Studies from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Dr. Brown holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in African New World Studies (now African and African Diaspora Studies) with a concentration in Cultural Studies from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History, with a minor in English Literature from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Dr. Brown is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Digital Media and Journalism and the Program Director for the Jamaica Service-Learning Program (JSLP) at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Additional experience:

  • Volunteer experience: Laurentian Admission Associate, St. Lawrence University and Advisory Board member, Girls Inc. of Ulster and Dutchess Counties.
  • Licenses and Certification: “Expanding Reach: Leveraging Innovation & Entrepreneurial Student Mobility Pathways,” SUNY Center for Professional Development; Issued Aug 2018. No expiration date.

As an educator, Dr. Brown assists young people in valuing and nurturing their intellectual curiosity to enhance their educational experiences and opportunities.

Inner Visions International (IVI), Inc. is an educational consultant firm that assists individuals navigating the maze leading up to admission to an institution of higher learning. We assist students in organizing the myriad tasks necessary to obtain that coveted admission letter to a college or university of the student’s choice. We also work closely with students and their families to ensure the final college choice best matches the individual’s interests and strengths.

Once the student is accepted to the college or university of their choice, we provide additional services in traversing the terrain of the college or university experience: from course selection, declaring a major and a minor, integration of internship opportunities, study abroad and or gap-year experiences, to identifying university resources available to students with learning disabilities and to providing a comprehensive analysis of the cultural place and space of the college campus and surrounding area.

Additionally, we provide early career professional consulting services for individuals seeking guidance in researching, preparing, and securing and/or transitioning into their desired position. We also customize faculty-led study abroad programming to selected countries in the Anglophone Caribbean and the United Kingdom. All of our services are available to secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.

Inner Visions International (IVI) is a certified New York State Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise (NYS M/WBE).