BiographyDr. Brown is active in the multiple roles she has as a researcher, scholar and teacher educator at the local, state and national levels. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, school administrator, and curriculum developer, she is keen to the everyday challenges of schooling. She continually seek to produce scholarship that is theoretically robust, empirically rich and both responsive and relevant to practice in teaching, curriculum and teacher education.
Dr. Brown has published over 40 books, journal articles, book chapters and other educational texts. She serves on the editorial boards for several well-recognized peer-reviewed journals including Teachers College Record, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and Urban Education. She has received recognition for both her research and teaching. In 2013 she was awarded the Kappa Delta Pi/Division K Early Career Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She is also the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and the Wisconsin-Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant. In 2012 she received the Regent's Outstanding Teaching award, the highest teaching honor given for excellence in undergraduate teaching across the University of Texas system.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Brown's research focuses on the sociocultural knowledge of race in teaching and curriculum, critical multicultural teacher education and the discourses and intellectual thought related to African Americans and their educational experiences in the U.S.
Dr. Brown is the mother of two active and vibrant children and partner (in life and in research) to Anthony. She loves to think deeply, read avidly and feast on music and film.