Dr. Natalya Brown

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Associate Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - Philosophy, Political Science and Economics - Economics
Associate Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Business
Program Coordinator / Faculty of Arts and Science - Philosophy, Political Science and Economics - Economics
Position
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
Office
A232-G
Extension
4456
About
Dr. Natalya Brown holds a cross-appointment with School of Business and the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She is also a faculty member in Graduate Studies in Education. Her research includes political economy, management education, financial literacy, immigrant integration, and sustainable tourism. She teaches courses in macroeconomics, economic development, international economics, and money and banking.
Education
BSc, University of West Indies
MA, University of Houston
MSc, University of Texas
PhD, University of Texas
Research
Research Interests:

Her research interests are in political economy, management education, financial literacy, immigrant integration, and sustainable tourism.

Working Papers:

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A., and L. Piper. Pioneering Eco-Tourism in Jamaica: Early Adopters’ Perspectives and Practices.

Brown, N.R. and C. Mang. Progression in Information Literacy over an Undergraduate Career.

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A. and A. Shahi. Cricket in the North: The Impact of Sports Participation and Sponsorship on Immigrant Social Inclusion and Fostering Welcoming Communities.

Brown, N.R. and A. Armenakyan. Welcome to the Neighbourhood: The Housing and Neighbouring Experiences of Recent Immigrants to North Bay and Timmins.

Mang C., and N.R. Brown. Shared Experience or Distraction? Examining Mobile Device Usage Within Groups of Travelers.

Mang, C., and Brown, N.R. Microsocial Effects of Mobile Device Usage within Groups of Travelers.

Brown, N.R. Voter Uncertainty and Third Party Candidate Entry.

Brown, N.R., Piper, L. and Armenakyan, A. Perceptions of the Benefits and Constraints of Sustainable Tourism Development by Small- and Medium-Sized Recreation and Tourism Enterprises in Northern Ontario.

Brown, N.R. The Impact of Term Limits and Party Recruitment and Retention Policies on Candidate Quality.

Publications

Mang, C. and Brown, N.R. 2020.Shared Experience or Distraction? Examining Mobile Device Usage Within Groups of Travelers. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Virtual Conference, June 12-14, 2020.

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A. and L. Piper. 2019. Relative Benefits and Barriers of Sustainable Tourism Development for SMEs in Northern Ontario, Canada. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St. Catharines, May 24-27, 2019.

Armenakyan A., Brown N. 2019. Ecotourism Perspective: The Case of Armenia: An Abstract. In: Rossi P., Krey N. (eds) Finding New Ways to Engage and Satisfy Global Customers. AMSWMC 2018 p 363-364. Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science. Springer, Cham.

Ferguson, K. and N.R. Brown. 2019. Better Together? Sense of Community in the Pre-Service Teacher Cohort Model. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 11(1): 97-113.

Mang, C., Brown, N., and Piper, L. 2018. The impact of smartphones on hospitality consumer behavior, Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Marketing, Gursoy, D. (ed.), New York: Routledge, pp. 536-550.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. 2018. The Lasting Impact of a University Common Reading Program. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 40, Engaging All Readers through Explorations of Literacy, Language, and Culture, 40: 217-234.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. 2018. Common Book: A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(2).

Brown, N.R. 2017. Housing Experiences of Recent Immigrants to Canada’s Small Cities: The Case of North Bay, Ontario.  Journal of International Migration and Integration, 18(3): 719-747.  DOI: 10.1007/s12134-016-0498-5.

Mang, C., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. 2017. ‘Old School’ meets ‘New School’: Using books and tablets to improve information literacy and promote integrative learning among undergraduate business students. International Journal of Management Education, 15(3): 449-455.

Brown, N. R. and Ferguson, K. 2017. Teaching Financial Literacy with Max and Ruby.  Childhood Education, 93(1): 58-65.

Adler, A. and N.R. Brown. 2016. The production, consumption, and sharing of art, knowledge and benefits within the network of a university-community choir. Learning Landscapes Journal, 10(1): 57-80. 

Mang, C., Piper, L. and Brown N. 2016. The incidence of smartphone usage among tourists. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18(6): 591-601. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.26.

Ferguson, K. Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. 2016.Tensions and Issues in Selecting a Book for a University Common Book Program. Currents in Teaching and Learning,8(1): 58-69.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. 2015. Exploring Sense of Community in a Common Book Program. The Learning Assistance Review, 20(1): 7-22.

Brown, N.R. 2014. The Impact of Voter Uncertainty and Alienation on Turnout and Candidate Policy Choice. B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 14(1): 273-292.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N. and Piper, L. 2014. ‘How Much Can One Book Do?’: Exploring Perceptions of a Common Book Program for First-Year University Students. Journal of College Reading and Learning 44(2): 164-199.

Brown, N.R. 2014. Candidate Ambition and Advancement Under Term Limits. Atlantic Economic Journal 42: 53-64.

Mang, C.F. and Brown, N.R. 2013. The Role of Economics in Canadian Undergraduate Business Education.”  Journal of Education for Business 88(4): 187-193.  

Mang, C., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. ‘Old School’ meets ‘New School’: Using books and tablets to improve information literacy and promote integrative learning among undergraduate business students. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 8-11, 2013.

Other Contributions (peer-reviewed):

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A. and A. Shahi. The Impact of Cricket on Immigrant Social Inclusion in Northern Ontario Communities. Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Virtual Conference, June 12-14, 2020.

Mang, C. and N.R. Brown. Shared Experience or Distraction? Examining Mobile Device Usage Within Groups of Travelers. Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Virtual Conference, June 12-14, 2020.

Brown, N.R. and C. Mang. Progression in Information Literacy over an Undergraduate Career. 63rd Annual Conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 7-10, 2019.

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A. and A. Shahi. Cricket in the North: The Impact of Sports Participation and Sponsorship on Immigrant Social Inclusion and Fostering Welcoming Communities, 2019 Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 9-12, 2019.

Brown, N.R., Armenakyan, A. and L. Piper. Relative Benefits and Barriers of Sustainable Tourism Development for SMEs in Northern Ontario, Canada. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St. Catharines, May 24-27, 2019.

Brown, N.R. and A. Armenakyan. Welcome to the Neighbourhood: The Housing and Neighbouring Experiences of Recent Immigrants to North Bay, Ontario. 6th Annual Pathways to Prosperity Conference, Montreal, QC, Nov 22-23, 2018.

Armenakyan, A. and N.R. Brown. Ecotourism Perspective: The Case of Armenia. 2018 Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress, Porto, Portugal June 26-29, 2018.

Adler, A., N.R. Brown, and A. Armenakyan. What’s in it for me? Chorister Recruitment and Retention in a University-Community Choir. International Symposium on Singing and Song II, St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 27-29, 2018

Ferguson, K., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. The Lasting Impact of a University Common Reading Program. Annual Conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, November 2-5, 2017.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper.Common Book: A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning. Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, June 20-22, 2017.

Brown, N.R., Mang, C., and L. Piper. A review of the use of smartphones in the tourism context. ASAC Conference, Montreal, Quebec May 29-June 1, 2017.

Ferguson, K. and N. Brown.SOS! Save Our Sections - Examining Sense of Community in the Cohort Model of a Bachelor of Education Program. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-31, 2017.

Ferguson, K. and N. Brown. Max and Ruby Teach Financial Literacy. 55thAnnual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, Oct 4-7, 2016.

Brown, N.R. and A. Adler. The serious business of singing: Stakeholder valuation and subsidy of community choral performance. International Symposium on Singing and Song, St. Johns, Newfoundland, October 1-4, 2015.

Adler, A. and N.R. Brown. Questioning the benevolent monarch: The political economy of a university-community choir. International Symposium on Singing and Song, St. Johns, Newfoundland, October 1-4, 2015.

Brown, N.R. Voter Uncertainty and Third Party Candidate Entry. 49th Conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Ottawa, Ontario, May 28-31, 2015.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N. and L. Piper. So Many Books, So Little Time: The Selection Process for a University Common Book Program. Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, June 17-20, 2014.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N. and L. Piper. Exploring Sense of Community in a Common Book Program. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, May 24 -28, 2014.

Brown, N. Housing Experiences of Recent Immigrants to Canada's Small Cities: A Pilot Study. 3rd Annual International Conference on Urban Studies and Planning, Athens, Greece June 10-13, 2013.

Mang, C., Piper, L. and N. Brown. “Smart” Tourists? Smartphone usage by tourists in Rome, Italy. 9th Annual International Conference on Tourism, Athens, Greece, June 10-13, 2013.

Piper, L. and N. Brown. A Rose by Any Other Name: Rural Versus Ecotourism in Greece and Jamaica. 9th Annual International Conference on Tourism, Athens, Greece, June 10-13, 2013.

Mang, C., Brown, N. and L. Piper. ‘Old School’ meets ‘New School’: Using books and tablets to improve information literacy and promote integrative learning among undergraduate business students. Honourable Mention. ASAC Conference, Calgary, Alberta June 8-11, 2013.

Mang, C., Brown, N.R. and L. Piper. ‘Old School’ meets ‘New School’: Using books and tablets to improve information literacy and promote integrative learning among undergraduate business students. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 8-11, 2013.

Ferguson, K., Brown, N. and L. Piper. Common Book, Common Ground? Reflections on a Common Reading Pilot Project for First-year University Students. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Waterloo Ontario May 28-30, 2012.

Brown, N., Piper, L. and J. Nadeau. ‘A Nuh Mi’: The case for a broader definition of the eco-tourist in Jamaica. International Conference on Tourism Archanes, Crete, Greece, May 23-26, 2012.

Piper, L., Brown, N. and J. Nadeau. ‘Soon Come?’ The marketing challenges of ecotourism operators in Jamaica. International Conference on Tourism Archanes Crete, Greece May 23-26, 2012.

Mang, C. and N. Brown. The Role of Economics in Canadian Undergraduate Business Education. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, July 2-5, 2011.

Piper L., Brown, N. and J. Nadeau. Community-based Ecotourism in Jamaica: An Inclusive Framework of Ecotourism Operator Philosophies and Impact. 7th Annual International Conference on Tourism, Athens, Greece, June 13-16, 2011.

Brown, N. The Impact of Voter Uncertainty and Alienation on Voter Turnout and Candidate Policy Choice. 45th Conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2-5, 2011.

Brown, N. Uncertainty, Alienation, Polarization and Voter Turnout. 71st International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens, Greece, March 2011.

Brown, N. Candidate Ambition and Advancement under Term Limits. 70th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, October, 2010.

Brown, N. Candidate Recruitment and Retention under Term Limits. 44th Conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Quebec City, Quebec May, 2010.