Alane Brown earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton University, with a focus on attribution theory, nonverbal behavior and human deception. She has also conducted research in the areas of stereotyping, close relationships, religious attitudes, natural resource conservation and the psychology of music. Dr. Brown has taught at Fort Lewis College since 1990. She routinely teaches courses on Group Dynamics, Creativity and Environmental Psychology. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, where she worked with an Andean community on solid waste management, environmental education, reforestation and ecotourism. She returned to Fort Lewis College with new perspectives that she has gained from Peace Corps service to enrich her teaching on the psychology of environmental issues and well as multicultural aspects of psychology.