Barbara Brown Herman, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Development
(817) 257-7855
BLUU Suite 2003

Student Development Services

Dr. Barbara Brown Herman is the creator of Frog Camp and the TCU Leadership Center and the co-creator of TCU Allies and the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity. During her 23 years at TCU, she has initiated such programs as the Common Reading, Model United Nations, Theme Semester, Connections, Leadership for Life, the TCU Challenge Course, and the University’s Strengths and Wellbeing initiatives. Barbara has degrees in English, Psychology and Education, and has done post-graduate work at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Pacific University Institute for Intercultural Communication. She is a certified trainer in the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, StrengthsQuest, Crucial Conversations and the Leader’s Discipline Coaching Model, and has been trained as a chemical dependency counselor and a ropes course facilitator. In addition to the programs currently housed in SDS, Barbara has experience in Alcohol and Drug Education, Campus Recreation, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, Campus Life, and Community Involvement and Service-Learning. She wrote the proposal for the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community, and has successfully authored numerous other grant proposals. Barbara is actively involved in the Fort Worth community and is passionate about helping students to live the TCU Mission Statement on campus and beyond. When time permits, she also loves to teach undergraduate courses in the English department and graduate seminars in the College of Education.

Strengths: Ideation, Strategic, Input, Maximizer, Connectedness, Relator, Activator, Individualization, Woo, Positivity