BiographyDr. Patrick L. Brown is the STEM and CTE Coordinator for the Fort Zumwalt School District in St. Charles Missouri. Before arriving at Fort Zumwalt, he received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri Columbia; he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis; and was the Assistant Director at the Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Brown has a range of K-12 and postsecondary teaching experiences. He has taught middle school courses in physical science and high school classes in biology. In addition, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses for prospective elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Dr. Brown has won various awards for his science methods course teaching such as the Lambda Chi Alpha Professor of the Year and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Education at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Dr. Brown makes frequent presentations at international, regional and state conferences and is known for his scholarship on instructional sequences to teach science. His science teaching ideas have appeared in Science and Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher, and Science Activities. His research in science education has been published in Science Education, the Journal of Science Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Science Education.
Check out some of Dr. Brown's recent collaborative projects and publications:
**Brown, P., Holloway, C., Hopkins, K., Scoles, A., Bumgarner, B., & Hecktor, J. (2018). Using a shared literacy perspective to tackle informational texts. Engaging Culture and Voices, 9, 6-15.
**Concannon, J. P., Serota, S. B., Fitzpatrick, M. R., & Brown, P. L. (2018): How Interests, self-efficacy, and self-regulation impacted six undergraduate pre-engineering students’ persistence, European Journal of Engineering Education,
**Brown, P.L., & Concannon, J. (2016). Students’ perceptions of vocabulary knowledge and learning in a middle school science classroom. International Journal of Science Education.
**Brown, P.L., & Concannon, J., Marx, D., Donaldson, C., & Black, A. (2016). An examination of middle school students' STEM self-efficacy with relation to interest and persistence in STEM. Journal of STEM Education.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Development of Teacher Professional Knowledge
Career and Technical Education