Michael Brown, LCSW serves as an Academic Coach and Counselor in the Services for Students with Disabilities office. His primary responsibilities focus on weekly individual and group coaching sessions. Through these coaching sessions, students develop study skills and strategies to effectively manage their unique learning needs so they can thrive in a competitive academic setting. These strategies also target enhanced daily functioning and social skills. He is also responsible for completing intake assessments with new students referred to SSD, reviewing documentation, providing orientation for students receiving new accommodations, coordinating SSD department assessments, and supervising graduate student interns.
Michael holds a Master of Social Work degree from Radford University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from James Madison University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Michael worked as a social worker in a retirement community in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. He has extensive experience in case management and working with individuals and their families, and he taught a social gerontology course at James Madison University. Michael is professionally affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers and the Association on Higher Education and Disability.