Marlon I. Brown earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy in 2008. Throughout graduate school, Marlon served as a Legislative Fellow with the Delaware State Senate and a Public Administration Fellow with the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Marlon also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the American University, School of Public Affairs (2006). In addition to this, he has participated in public policy fellowships at Harvard University and Princeton University, and he has studied abroad at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Prior to coming to Albion College, Marlon was a Management Analyst for the State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court. He has also worked as a Mayoral Fellow for the City of Baltimore, Md., and he has served as a Congressional intern to both U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan's 14th Congressional District.
Marlon is a graduate of the 2010 class of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University. He currently serves on the Ingham County Equal Opportunity Committee and the City of Mason Historic District Commission. Prior to this Marlon served as Secretary of the Warren City Planning Commission and in 2008 he was a candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Outside of his professional and civic life, Marlon is an avid musician who enjoys playing with various ensembles in the Lansing area. He is a native of Warren and lives in Mason with his wife, Margaret.
News and Connections
Ford students, lovingly known as Fordies, are busy people. We want you to stay in touch with what is happening!
Throughout the school year the Ford Institute hosts special events and celebrations for various occassions. We see these celebrations as opportunities to exhibit good citizenship and provide our students with a chance to do the same.
Each September 17th, the Ford Institute in conjunction with the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), take a moment to celebrate Constitution Day, in front of Robinson Hall on Albion College's campus. Since 1955 the D.A.R. honors the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 by ceremoniously ringing small bells.
Election Night 2008
On the night of November 4, 2008 the Ford Institute and Albion's Office of Campus Programming and Organizations (CPO) hosted a returns party for the national and state elections. The Kellogg Center 'Stack' was brightly decorated with red, white, and blue banners and bunting. There were also 6 flat screen HD televisions airing a blend of stations; ABC, NBC, MSNBC, FOX News, CNN, and of course Comedy Central. The students helped themselves to locally processed apple cider and donuts, and sugar cookies from Louie's Bakery in Marshall.
The State Department Comes to Campus
3/15/2010 - Each year Tim Sears of the U.S. Department of State visits campus and speaks with Ford students. This year the students came to the Ford Office and had a casual conversation over pizza about his career and about opportunities for policy students at the Department of State. Tim currently serves as the Deputy Director, of the Office of International Security Operations, in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Tim is a City of Albion native, and is visiting as part of the State Department's Hometown Diplomats program.