Margaret Klawunn

Margaret Klawunn is vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University.  She holds primary responsibility for planning, setting policies, and implementing programs that improve the campus environment for Brown’s students.  She has oversight of 13 departments at Brown: the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, Dining Services and the Faculty Club, Residential Life, Health Services, Psychological Services, the Office of Student Life, the Office of Student Activities,  the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Center, the Third World Center, the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs, and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life.

Dr. Klawunn is currently serving as Interim Dean of the College, as well as vice president for Campus Life & Student Services, while a search for a dean is underway.

At Brown since 1997, Dr. Klawunn has worked with students both inside and outside the classroom.  She served as associate dean of the college from 2000 to 2004, and director of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center from 1996 to 2000. At Brown, she has been an adjunct faculty member in the Departments of English and Gender Studies, where her courses have covered feminist literary theory, popular American literature for young women, and the literature of women's diary and letter-writing.

Prior to her Brown appointments, Dr. Klawunn was director of special projects in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life at Rutgers, where she also taught and lectured in women's studies and Africana studies as well in the Department of English.

Dr. Klawunn holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Literatures in English from Rutgers University, and a B.A. from Colby College.