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COL Donna M. Brazil

Deputy Head
Associate Professor

Phone: 845.938.5031
COL Donna Brazil is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the United States Military Academy. She graduated from the USMA in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and she also holds a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. COL Brazil’s military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

COL Brazil has served in a variety of command and staff assignments both in the Continental United States and overseas. She served in the 53rd Transportation Battalion in Kaiserslautern Germany, the 7th Transportation Battalion in Ft Bragg, North Carolina and the 541st Maintenance Battalion in Ft Riley Kansas. COL Brazil commanded the 126th Transportation Company at Ft Bragg and served as Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer at Ft Riley. She taught Leadership and Group Dynamics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy from 1992-1995 and returned as the director of the Military Leadership Course in 2001. In 2003, COL Brazil served with the Office of Military Cooperation – Afghanistan as part of a team of advisors assisting the Afghan Ministry of Defense in establishing the Afghan Military Academy. COL Brazil currently serves as the Director of the Psychology Program in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

In addition to her teaching duties, COL Brazil volunteers as the Head Officer Representative to Army Women’s Basketball Team and coaches youth lacrosse.

Experimental Social Psychology
Colloquium in Psychology (Positive Psychology and Resilience)