Before becoming a professor, Dr. Anthony Brown was a classroom teacher in Long Beach, CA and Cambridge, MA. He also served as a school administrator for several years at a K-8 school in Massachusetts. Since arriving at UT in 2006, Dr. Brown has maintained a firm commitment to quality teaching in K-12 and higher educational settings. In 2011 the University of Texas Regents acknowledged his excellence in undergraduate teaching, awarding him the prestigious Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Brown has worked with over 100 preservice teachers that are now teaching middle school and high school in Texas and across the nation
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His research agenda falls into two interconnected strands of research, related broadly to the education of African Americans. His first strand of research examines how educational stakeholders make sense of and respond to the educational needs of African American male students. The second strand examines how school curriculum depicts the historical experiences of African Americans in official school knowledge (e.g. standards and textbooks) and within popular discourse. Dr. Brown has published over 20 journal articles, 9 book chapters and 1 edited book.
I am a father of two wonderful children. I am an aficionado of African American music, film and art.