Global Learning Specialist, Center for Global Learning and Engagement; Associate Professor of Public Relations
University of Central Arkansas
Riva Brown is an associate professor of public relations in the School of Communication at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She is also the global learning specialist for UCA’s Center for Global Learning and Engagement, where she is dedicated to raising awareness on campus about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Brown has been committed to exposing students to international perspectives since she arrived in Arkansas from Mississippi in 2013. Her classes have completed service-learning projects with over 15 nonprofits, including those serving citizens in Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, and Syria. She also has been engaged in service learning through her participation in study abroad in Rwanda. Since 2021, she has been actively engaged in Collaborative Online International Learning projects with partners in Ukraine, Kenya, Colombia, and Mexico. Additionally, Brown leads the Syrian American Task Force’s UCA chapter,
Brown has served her community through disaster relief deployments to Florida, Louisiana, Guam, and throughout Arkansas. She also serves on the board of directors and as a volunteer with the American Red Cross Serving Greater Arkansas.