Valerie Clem-Brown, Ph.D.

Director of Financial Aid
Valerie Clem-Brown

I bring more than 13 years of professional financial aid experience into my role as the Director of Financial Aid. As a first generation college student, I understand the importance of educating students in the classroom while preparing them for life after graduation. My goal is to help students and families navigate the financial aid process so that they can be successful in their studies and positively contribute to the WPU community.

In my free time, I enjoy attending all types of sporting events and watching professional wrestling.


  • Bachelor of Science: Sociology, Criminal Justice – Received from Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Science
  • Master in Higher Education Administration – Received from Drexel University Doctor of Philosophy
  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Higher Education – Received from University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Research & Publications

Clem-Brown, V. (2020). Enrollment management and intercollegiate athletics: A study of women’s beach volleyball. Doctoral Dissertation.