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Kathleen Sullivan Brown, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. As a tenured faculty member, she holds the rank of Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Dr. Brown earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Washington University in 1995. She has also served as a Fellow of the Public Policy Research Center and Center for International Studies at UMSL. She teaches graduate level foundations courses in the social, economic and political contexts of education. She assists in the preparation of community leaders including school principals and superintendents, and she mentors doctoral students in pursuing their research projects.  Dr. Brown has chaired more than a dozen successful dissertations. 

Dr. Brown studies educational policies and practices, especially those involving state and national reform agendas, both in historic and contemporary perspectives; this means she is often studying controversial and highly politicized topics such as charter schools and school funding. She has authored or collaborated on over thirty-five research studies, articles, book chapters, and monographs. She has presented over fifty papers and scholarly presentations at state, national and international professional meetings. Her educational research interests are broad, in part because of her background in sociology, psychology, political science, and economics. Dr. Brown’s undergraduate and Master’s degree focused on Urban Studies, an interdisciplinary program at Washington University, where she was a Danforth St. Louis Metropolitan Fellow from 1973-1977.

Before coming to UM St. Louis, she was a Planning Research Analyst, conducting community surveys and designing action plans for low-income housing, recreation, historic preservation and other economic development projects in the St. Louis bi-state metropolitan area, for the agency now known as the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. She also served for two years as Director of Teacher Professional Development for the Cooperating School Districts, a 50-member association of St. Louis area school districts, where she directed the St. Louis Teachers Academy.

From 1999-2005, Dr. Brown served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Holmes Partnership, a national consortium of universities and schools dedicated to education reform, whose signature achievement was the creation of the national Holmes Scholars network, a mentoring process dedicated to increasing the diversity of the professoriate. From 2008-2010, Dr. Brown served as Visiting Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Executive Director of the Illinois Education Research Council, where she directed research and assisted in the development of state education policies.

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Kathleen Sullivan Brown, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae 2015

Kathleen_Brown@umsl.edu

University of Missouri St. Louis
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, 2013-
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education, 2005-present
Assistant Professor of Education, College of Education, 1999-2005

EDUCATION

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Ph.D. in Education, Philosophy of Teaching and Learning, May 1995
Dissertation: Teaching Across Cultures
Committee Chair: Louis M. Smith, Ph.D.  
Master of Arts, Urban Affairs (Interdisciplinary Studies), 1977
Advisers: Charles Leven, Ph.D., Chair of Department of Economics, College of Arts & Sciences, and Dennis Judd, Department of Political Science. 
Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Urban Studies, 1975

EMPLOYMENT

2005-present  University of Missouri St. Louis
2009-2010 (.75 FTE, on leave to IERC)
Associate Professor

2008-2011
Executive Director/Visiting Associate Professor and Consultant
Illinois Education Research Council (IERC)
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

1999-2005  University of Missouri St. Louis
Assistant Professor of Education

2001-2002 Consortium for Education Policy Analysis, University of Missouri
Associate Director for UM St. Louis

1998-1999 University of Missouri St. Louis, State Pilot Project for Special Education
Research Specialist and Co-Coordinator
1996-1998 Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis
Director of Teacher Programs, Membership Consortium of 50 school districts
1987-1993 Maryville University, The John E. Simon School of Business
Director of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment, Master of Science in Management and MBA Programs
1992-1995 Washington University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Education, Doctoral Fellow and Teaching Assistant

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED, University of Missouri St. Louis, College of Education.

Katnik, Paul (2014). A Study of Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System and its Efforts to Increase Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

Simpson, Amber (2014). School Climate and Building Highly Effective Schools: How Student Perception of School Structure and Supportive Learning Environments Affect Their Enjoyment of School.

O’Neal, Angeline (2013). Co-teaching and its effects on student achievement.

Leong, Karen (2013).  Building an effective one-on-one working relationship between middle school teachers and parents: What are the steps of learning for teachers?

Lent, Chad (2012). The Impact of Students with Special Education Needs in the Genral Education Setting on Missouri’s State Assessment.

Bailey, Matthew (2012). The Relationship between Secondary School Teacher Perceptions of Grading Practices and Secondary School Teacher Perceptions of Student Motivation.

Havener, Michael (2011).  The effects of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) on middle level students.

Williams, Zella (2011).  Cross-gender/cross-racial mentoring of school administrators.

Washington, Carletta (2011). Does Scheduling Matter? An Analysis of a new High School Academic Schedule Policy and its Impact on Attendance, Discipline and Academic Achievement

Tormala, Danielle (2009).  The Professional Learning Community Model of Continuous School Improvement and the Effect on Job Satisfaction, Professional Collaboration, and Implementation of Best Practices

Reynolds, Shirley (2009).  Female leadership at high-poverty, high-performance schools: four case studies.

Fink, Lieschen (2008).  Teaching and Assessing using Multiple Intelligences Theory:
A Classroom-based Action Research Study.

Little, Tara K. (2007). St. Louis Charter Schools History, 1996-2005: A Case Study.

Jackson, S. (2006).  Factors that influence a teacher’s decision to accept a high school assistant principal position. 

Van Laere, V. (2006). Transition activities and their effects on middle school students.

Butler, Aaron (2005). The relationship between resource allocation patterns in Missouri K-12 public school districts and student performance.

Murray, James E.  (2004). Teacher compensation: policy and practice.

Heavner, E. (2002).  The effects of full-day or half-day kindergarten attendance, gender and socioeconomic status on 3rd Grade Communication Arts Achievement.  University of Missouri St. Louis, College of Education.

Kleekamp, M. (2002).  Elementary to middle School: Exploring transitional challenges for fifth and sixth Grade Students. 

 

PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES & MONOGRAPHS

Brown, K. S. Sociology of Education: A-Z Guide (Reference Encyclopedia), “Failing Schools” 2013. Editor: James Ainsworth. Sage Publishing.

Brown, K.S. Sociology of Education: A-Z Guide (Reference Encyclopedia), “Missouri” 2013. Editor: James Ainsworth.  Sage Publishing.

Naraian, S., Brown, K.S. & Navarro, V. (2011). Readiness for change: Appropriation of External Resources in Two Urban Schools. Education and Urban Society January 2011, 43: 42-72.  

White, B. R. &  Brown, K.S., Hunt, E. & Klostermann, B. (2011). The View from the Principal’s Office: Results from the IERC Principals Survey. Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL.

Smalley, D., Lichtenberger, E., & Brown, K.S. (2010). A Longitudinal Study of the Illinois High School Class of 2002: A Six-year analysis of Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED 511808

Brown, K.S. & White, B.R. (2010).  The state of leadership: Public School Principals in Illinois. Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED 511378

Mullin, C.M. & White, B.R., Brown, K.S., (2009).  Overview:  A Descriptive Summary of four years after high school.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED 508587

White, B.R., Mullin, C.M. & Brown, K.S (2009).  The Illinois Class of 2002 and College Readiness: A longitudinal study.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED508588

Brown, K.S., Mullin, C.M. & White, B.R. (2009).  The Illinois Class of 2002 and Gender: A longitudinal study.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED508589

White, B.R., Mullin, C.M. & Brown, K.S (2009).  The Illinois Class of 2002 and Parent Income: A longitudinal study.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED508590

Brown, K.S., Mullin, C.M. & White, B.R. (2009).  The Illinois Class of 2002 and Race/Ethnicity: A longitudinal study.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED508591

Mullin, C. and Brown, K.S. (2009).  Reframing the Dilemma in Illinois: A Response to Verstegen and Driscoll.” Journal of Education Finance, 35:1.

 

Mullin, C. and Brown, K.S. (2009).  Minding the “gap”: Re-examining the funding gap in Illinois.  Journal of School Business Management. Illinois Association of School business officials, Fall 2009, pp 12-17.   

 

Brown, K.S. and C. Mullin (2009).  Grounding Research in Reality: Fiscal Equity and K-12 Funding in Illinois.  Illinois Education Research Council: Edwardsville, IL. ERIC ED503548

Naraian, S., Brown, K.S. & Navarro, V. (2008). Readiness for change: Case studies of urban school engagement in resource utilization.  The Urban Review. 

Brown, K.S. (2007, Spring 2007).  The future of vouchers as educational reform, political strategy, economic solution, and public policy in the United States.  The Forum on Public Policy, Oxford Round Table. Oxford, England. http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com.

Murphy, C., Ostergut, O. Brown, K.S. (2006).  Creating a Vision for Leadership, International Journal of Leadership Studies.(online)  Regent University: New Jersey

Brown, K.S. (2003).  A forty-year perspective on teacher education policy and the current teacher policy debates.  Perspectives on Education series, University of Missouri St. Louis, vol. 1, no. 1.  [Inaugural issue of new journal sponsored by the University of Missouri St. Louis]

Brown, K.S. (2003, October).  Ministry of Education.  Commentary published online by University of Miami/Ohio.  The Initiative Anthology: An Electronic Publication about Leadership, Culture & Schooling, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. http://www.muohio.edu/InitiativeAnthology.

Brown, K.S. (2003).  E. H. Heilman Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives.  Educational Review available at http://edrev.asu.edu/index.html

Sullivan-Brown, K. & Murphy, C. (2002).  School/university partnerships.  Academe.  Slovakia. [Translation]

 Brown, K.S., Lee, S., Onuska, S. & Shaffer, A. (2001).  Preparing Social Studies Teacher for the 21st Century. Monograph, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Goals 2000 Project. 

 Lee, G. & Brown, K.S. (2001).  St. Louis Voices for Children with Differing Abilities.  University of Missouri St. Louis College of Education, St. Louis.

 Brown, K.S. (2001) Funding World-class Schools in Missouri: An Interview with Senator Harold Caskey in Policy Today, Center for Education Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, Winter 2001.

 Brown, K.S. (2001). Listen to your critics. Special Issue: Lessons Learned from and about School/College Partnerships, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, V20, No2, Spring 2001, pp.88-89.Penn State University

Brown, K.S.  (2001) Careful – Our language reflects our thinking. Special Issue: Lessons Learned from and about School/College Partnerships, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, V20, No2, Spring 2001, pp.66-67.   Penn State University

 Schmitz, C., Baber, S., John, D. & Brown, K.S. (2000) Creating the 21st Century School of Education:  Collaboration, Community and Partnership in St. Louis.  Invited article in Collaboration (Special Issue), Peabody Journal of Education, 75(3) November, 64-84.Vanderbilt University

Brown, K.S. (2000). New Arrivals. Missouri Professors of Educational Administration online publication of teaching cases, http://www.umsl.edu/~mpea.

Brown, K.S.  (2000).  The Teachers' Lounge. Missouri Professors of Educational Administration online publication of teaching cases, http://www.umsl.edu/~mpea

Brown, K.S.  (1998).  Thomas Hart Benton. In John Garraty & Mark Carnes (Eds.)  American National Biography, v. 2, pp.620-621. Oxford University Press and American Council of Learned Societies, 1998.

Brown, K.S.  (1998).  Susan Blow. In John Garraty & Mark Carnes (Eds.)  American National Biography, v. 3, pp.63-64. Oxford University Press and American Council of Learned Societies.

Brown, K.S. (1998).  John Scopes. In John Garraty & Mark Carnes (Eds.)  American National Biography, v. 19, pp.481-482. Oxford University Press and American Council of Learned Societies.

Brown, K.S. (1998).  Calvin Woodward. In John Garraty & Mark Carnes (Eds.)  American National Biography, v. 2, pp.620-621. Oxford University Press and American Council of Learned Societies.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ashmore, P., Brown, K.S., Murphy, C. & O’Kongo, A. (2006) Teaching for diversity.  In M. Oulette, Teaching for inclusion and diversity, Information Age Press, pp. 117-124. 

Brown, K.S., Murphy, C., Natale, D. & Coates, D. (2003).  Student outcomes in a Professional Development School Internship Program. In Knight, S. & D. Wiseman (Eds.) Linking school/university collaboration and K-12 student outcomes. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE),  2003, pp. 103-120.

Sullivan-Brown, K. (2002).  The Missouri Teachers Academy: Mentoring for organizational and personal transformation.  In Kochan, F. (Ed.) The organizational and human dimensions of mentoring programs and relationships (p. 141-152). Perspectives on Mentoring series.   Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. 

BOOK REVIEWS

Brown, K.S. Invited Book Review (2014). “Partnerships with the Ivory Tower” PsycCritiques June 16, 2014, Vol. 59, No. 24, Article 6

2014 American Psychological Association.  Beyond the Campus: Building a Sustainable University-Community Partnership, by Debra A. Harkins and the Community Action Project Team. Charlotte, NC: IAP Information Age Publishing, 2013.

Brown, K.S. Invited Book Review (2012), Education Partnerships: Navigating Diverse Cultural Contexts to turn challenges into promise, by Matthew T. Hora and Susan B. Millar, for Education Review. Editor Gene Glass.

Brown, K.S. Invited Book Review (2011), Improvisation in Teaching, Keith Sawyer (Ed) for Psychcritiques

Brown, K.S. (2008).  How do institutions steer events: An inquiry into limits and possibilities of rational thought and action.  Learning for Democracy.  Ashgate publishing, Aldershot, U.K. and Burlington, VT.

Brown, K.S. (2007, December 26).  Economists get psychological help. [Review of the book Economy and Psychology: a promising new cross-disciplinary field.  PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 52 (10). 

Brown, K.S. (2007, November 14).  Clarion call for Rethinking Education and Training.  Review of Tough Choices, Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.  PsycCRITIQUESContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 52 (16). 

Brown, K.S. (2006, July). What you don’t know about schools, by S. Sternberg and J. Kincheloe.  Review of book in Teachers College Record. 

Brown, K.S. (2006, April).  Review of book Education Policy and Practice: Bridging the Divide, by S. Plaut and N. Sharkey in Anthropology & Education Quarterly and Council on Anthropology of Education.

Brown, K.S. (2006, February 8).  The language of learning.[Review of the book Language in the Schools]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, formerly known as journal Contemporary Psychology. Vol 51(6), Article 12.

Brown, K.S.  (2005, July 13)  Mentoring Recipes for Effective School Leaders. [Review of book Mentoring Principals: Frameworks, agendas, tips, and case stories for mentors and mentees.]  PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

Brown, K.S. (2005, May 25)  A Practical Guide to Promoting Change in Schools [Review of book The School Leaders Guide to Understanding Attitude and Influencing Behavior]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

 

Brown, K.S. (2004). A gift to teaching.  Anthropology and Education Quarterly and Council on Anthropology of Education. 5/11/04.

PAPERS, PANELS & INVITED ADDRESSES

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), New Orleans, November 2010. Who is leading Illinois Schools?

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, April 2010. Changing Face of Principals in Illinois.

 

Brown, K.S.  Symposium on Micropolitical Education: Engaging Educational Leadership Students in Micropolitical Simulation of School Community Choices, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. (April, 2010).

 

Brown, K.S. School Governance. Presentation to the St. Louis Board of Education, January 2010.

 

Brown, K.S.  Symposium on Micropolitical Education: Engaging Educational Leadership Students in Micropolitical Simulation of School Community Choices, University Council for Educational Administration Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (November, 2009).

 

Brown, K.S. and Pryor, C. (2009). Communicating to International Audiences on Educational Issues. Midwest Educational Research Association, St. Louis, MO. October 14, 2009.

 

Brown, K.S. and C. Mullin (2009).  Grounding Research in Reality: Fiscal Equity and K-12 Funding in Illinois.  American Educational Finance Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 2009.

 

Mullin, C; Brown, K.S. and B. White (2009).  Foregone Earnings: Work and Education Beyond the High School for the Illinois High School Graduating Class of 2002. American Educational Finance Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 2009.

 

Brown, K.S. St. Louis Community Schools: A public/private partnership. Opinion page, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Special Section on Charter Schools. May 11, 2008.

 

Brown, K. S. Gender in Education: Is the glass half-full or half-empty.  Invited address to Women’s Foundation, St. Louis, MO. November 12, 2008.

 

Butler, Aaron and Brown, K.S. October 2007. Implications of the Missouri School Funding Lawsuit on District Resource Allocation and Student Achievement, Midwestern Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO,

 

Brown, K.S.  April, 2007. The future of vouchers as educational reform, political strategy, economic solution, and public policy in the United States.  Education and the Future: The Oxford Round Table. Oxford, England.

 

Brown, K.S.  November, 2006. Where We Stand (5th Edition).  Focus on Education, Annual Meeting, East-West Gateway Coordinating Council.

 

Brown, K.S. February 1-2, 2006.  Desegregation of St. Louis Education: A work in progress. African-African American Studies Conference & Center for International Studies, University of Missouri St. Louis.

 

Brown, K.S. & Ling, Li.  Comparison of teacher education programs in U.S. and China.  Paper presented at Midwest Education Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, October 2004.

 

Brown, K.S.  (April 2004). Teaching as a public profession.  Invited symposium, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego.

Brown, K.S., Somers, P. & Bauer, J. (April 2004).   A Terrorist under every desk: The Patriot Act goes to school.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego.

Murray, J. &
Brown, K.S.  (April 2004). Teacher compensation: policy and praxis.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Brown, K.S.  (April 2004).  Teacher effectiveness.  Invited paper presented at the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Kansas City, Missouri.

Brown, K.S. & Somers, P. (April 2004).  Horror High:  Starring role in adolescent development. Paper presented at the American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Brown, K.S. (March 2004).  In Search of Educational Equity: Research Perspectives on the K-12 Achievement Gap.  Research presentation for Center for African and African American Studies, University of Missouri St. Louis. 

Brown, K.S. (March 2004).  Educational Equity:  Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, Panelist, Metropolitan Issues Forum, Joint program of Public Policy Research Center, St. Louis University, Focus Midwest, and Missouri Historical Society.

Brown, K.S. (February, 2004).  The Engaged University. Faculty panelist, University of Missouri St. Louis.

Brown, K.S. (February 2004). Perspectives on teacher education research.  Action Research Collaborative, St. Louis.

Brown, K.S. (November 2003.) Teacher Education and Civic Education Revisited.  (Discussant).  International Conference on Civic Education Research, New Orleans.

Brown, K.S. (October, 2003).  Entering the Policy Arena: Roles for Educational Leaders in Shaping Education Research Policy and Analysis.  Symposium organizer, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Educational Research Association, Columbus, Ohio.

Brown, K.S.
(April 2003). Understanding the Achievement Gap.  Cooperating School Districts, Training for School Board Members.

Brown, K.S. (November 21, 2002).  Panel: The Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Program: Next Steps.  Public Policy Research Center & College of Education.  St. Louis, MO.

Brown, K.S. & Schmitz, C. D. (November 1, 2002).  Preparing teachers in Missouri: The Big Picture. Presentation to the Holmes Partnership South Central Regional Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Brown, K.S. (October 31, 2002). Non-standardized Learners. Panel, Holmes Partnership South Central Regional Meeting.

Brown, K.S.  (Fall, 2002). Contemporary Educational Issues. Invited speaker.  Political Science 242 Introduction to Public Policy, University of Missouri St. Louis. 

Brown, K.S.  (October 9, 2002).  Motivational Leadership.  Invited Keynote Address to Regional Conference, South Carolina Association for Teacher Educators, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Brown, K.S.  (September 2002). Making Sense of the Voucher Debate. Presentation to the Council for Educational Advancement, St. Louis, MO.

Brown, K.S.  (Spring, 2002). Contemporary Educational Issues.  Invited speaker.  Political Science 242 Introduction to Public Policy, University of Missouri St. Louis.

Brown, K.S. (August 2002) Panelist: University of Missouri St. Louis Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Panel for Teacher Assistants’ Fall Orientation. 

Brown, K.S. & Ambrose, A. (March 2002). Preparing Social Studies Teachers with Technology, Missouri Show-Me Professional Development Conference, Lake of the Ozarks.

Brown, K.S. & Lee, S. (February 2002). St. Louis Goals 2000 Social Studies Partnerships, St. Louis Professional Development Schools Collaborative Winter Meeting,

Brown, K.S. (January, 2002). Testimony before Missouri Joint House & Senate Education Committee on school funding adequacy.

Brown, K.S. (January 2002). Respondent: Teacher quality in a time of shortage. Holmes Partnership Annual Meeting, San Antonio

Brown, K.S. (February, 2001). Listening and questioning:  interviewing as qualitative research.  Building a Qualitative Research Community First Annual Conference, College of Education, University of Missouri St. Louis.

Murphy, C. & Brown, K.S.  (February 2001)  Promising Practices in Teacher Education. Public Policy Research Center Metropolitan Forum, University of Missouri St. Louis.

Brown, K.S. & Schmitz, C. (January, 2001). Best Practices: Creating the 21st Century School of Education, a paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Annual Meeting, , Albuquerque, N.M.

Brown, K.S. & Ambrose, A.  (January 2001). Connecting Partners through Standards and Technology, roundtable session presented at the Holmes Partnership Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, N.M.

Brown, K.S.  (November 3, 2000). Standards-based Teaching Practice, Regional Meeting, South Central Holmes Partnership, Kansas City, Mo.
 
Murphy, C. & Brown, K.S. (November 2000).  Promising Practices, International Conference on Designing Education for the Learning Society, Netherlands Curriculum Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Brown, K.S., Hersh, S. & Kunkel, R. (January 2000). Regional Partnership Inventory. Presentation, National Meeting of Holmes Partnership, Cincinnati.

Brown, K.S. (February 2000.). Meeting the Twin Challenges: improving teacher quality and supply in state pilot project, AACTE Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Brown, K.S. (March 2000). Teaching with Cases, Missouri Show-Me Professional Development Conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Brown, K.S. (April, 1999). Diversity in the Classroom, Parkway School District New Teachers Professional Development Conference.

 

 

CONSULTING & TECHNICAL REPORTS

GRANT-WRITING & ADMINISTRATION

Funded Projects

Illinois School Principal Study, Winter 2011, $16,000. Illinois Education Research Council, funded by the Joyce Foundation of Chicago.

Principal Investigator, Effective School Principals: Linking Administrator Preparation and Student Achievement, Summer Research Grant, College of Education, $2,500

Associate Director, Consortium for Education Policy Research, University of Missouri Graduate Policy Institute, Funding World-class Schools in Missouri, 2001-2002. $30,000

Senior Researcher, Creative Communities Project, National Demonstration Grant funded by Department of Housing and Urban Development and National Endowment for Humanities, 2001-2002.  $30,000

Principal investigator, Successful Schools Program, Consortium for Education Policy Research, University of Missouri, under grant funded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1999-2001  $200,000

Principal Investigator, St. Louis Voices for Children with Differing Abilities, with Gayle Lee, funded by the Des Lee Collaborative Vision. 2001.  $10,000

Principal Investigator, Incentives and Impediments to the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching, University of Maryland, Ohio State University and University of Delaware/Holmes Partnership Collaboration, 1997-2000 $50,000

Contributing Editor, Preparing Social Studies Teachers for 21st Century, St. Louis Goals 2000 Social Studies Project - collaborative project sponsored by Missouri Goals 2000, among five university teacher-education programs and five school districts to promote preservice teacher preparation in social studies, 1997-2001.  $1M over five years.

Project Leader, St. Louis Joint Faculty Meeting on Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools, Grant-funded program for regional teacher educators. $8,000/year for 2 years

University of Missouri Consortium for Educational Policy Analysis (CEPA), multi-campus support for research and graduate students $220,000

CEPA, School Finance Project, UM St. Louis $40,000

University of Missouri St. Louis Goals 2000, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Regional Professional Development Center, $32,000

Grant-writing team, St. Louis Regional Partnership and DESE, Title II Federal Grant application for Teacher Recruitment, Project Director, Spring 1999.  Request: $3,000,000 for five years, funded $1.5 million for 3 years

American Educational Research Association, 1992-
Invited Reviewer, Division A, 2010 and 2011
Invited Reviewer, Division L, 2010
Reviewer, Divisions A, K and L, 2002 - 2009
Reviewer and Discussant, Division L Policy Studies, 2001, 2002, 2003

HONORS, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • University of Missouri Leadership Development Program, 2013-2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Education, April 2007
  • Outstanding Board Member, Holmes Partnership, 2007
  • Holmes Partnership Ken Howey Award Finalist, for contributions to Urban Education, by the St. Louis Regional Partnership, January 2004, San Diego Holmes Partnership Annual Conference, one of top three school/university partnerships in the country. 
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Education, April 2004
  • Fellow, Public Policy Research Center, University of Missouri St. Louis, 2003, 2008, 2013-14
  • University of Missouri New Faculty Teaching Scholar, 2001
  • Fellow, Center for International Studies, Travel Award to Netherlands, November 2000

SERVICE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL

The Holmes Partnership, Member of National Board of Directors, 1999-present

Chair, Best Practices Committee, 2001
Co-chair, Annual Conference, Orlando, 1998
Chair, Annual National Conference Planning Committee, 1998-9
Program Chair, Annual National Conference, Boston, 1999

Service to the Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

  • Elected Chair of Division APT Committee (Appointments, Promotions & Tenure), 2011
  • K-12 Educational Administration program coordinator, 2006-2008
  • Mentor, Assistant Professors James Murray (2004 and 2005) and Matthew Davis, Fall 2005 and Winter 2006 and Pi-Chi Han (2008-11)
  • Chair, Search Committee, K-12 Education Administration Assistant Professor, Fall/Spring 2004
  • Member, NCATE Assessment Committee, 2004
  • Chair, Program, NCATE Knowledge Base Committee, 2003
  • Member, Doctoral Admissions Committee, K-12 Educational Administration Program, 2001-continuing
  • Chair, Program, bulletin and website task force, 2001
  • Chair, New Faculty Orientation, Fall 2000
  • Chair, Faculty Development & Professional Growth Committee, Fall 1999

Service to the Campus, College and System

Service to the University of Missouri System

  • Chair, Five-year Review Team, Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, Fall 2011
  • Invited Reviewer, UM Research Board, 2005, 2006
  • Associate Director, University of Missouri Center for Educational Policy Analysis, 2001-2002
  • Chair, 2001-2002 Community of Scholars, University of Missouri Research Colloquium
  • Member, Research Colloquium Planning Committee, Community of Scholars for UM Doctoral Students and Faculty, Fall 2000. 
  • Member, Collaboration Work Group, System-wide Committee for Intercampus Collaboration, Winter 2001

Service to the University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • Elected Faculty Senator, representing Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Division, 2008-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee for UMSL Grand Center Initiative, 2008
  • Chair, Academic Advising Committee,  Faculty Senate, 2005-2007
  • Faculty Senate Extended Steering Committee, 2005-2006
  • Express Scripts-UMSL Partnership Strategic Planning Group, 2005-2007
    • Co-chair, Community Task Force
    • Member, “People” task force
  • Networking Breakfast and Reception with University of Missouri Curators & General Officers, October 7, 2005
  • Selection Committee for Graduate Recruitment Scholarships, Graduate Council Winter 2006
  • Senate Curriculum & Instruction, 2003-2004
  • Physical Facilities, Planning, Space & General Services, 2003-2004 
  • Member, Intern Interview Committee, Sue Shear Leadership Institute, April 2004
  • Graduate Council, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
    • Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
  •  Faculty Senate Committees

o      Member, University Libraries, 2000-2001

o      Member, Assessment of Educational Outcomes, 2000-2001

o      Member, Faculty Workload Task Force, Fall 2001

 Service to the College of Education

Chair, Search Committees, (2) Assistant Professor of Education, 2014

Chair, Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Education (non-tenure track), 2014

Member, Committee for Program Quality, 2013-2014

Member, Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Leadership Committee, 2012-2014

Chair, Graduate Education Council, 2007-2008
            Member, Graduate Education Council, 2012-2014

Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, 2006, 2007-2008

Chair, Search Committee, Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Fall 2003/Spring 2004

Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professors Matthew Davis (2005-2008), James Murray (2002), Pi Chi Han (2007 - 2011).

Member:

  • Five-year program review committees (Doctoral and Masters Programs)
  • Gear-up Faculty Advisory Committee, 2009-2010
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2008
  • Missouri Legislator Briefing, 2007
  • Graduate Council, 2006
  • Diversity Committee/Social Justice Work Group, 2004-2006
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Retention & Recruitment 
    • Organized Authors’ Campus Visit, Susan Uchitelle & U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Gerald W. Heaney, Unending Struggle: The Long Road to Equal Education in St. Louis
  • Faculty Affairs Committee, Fall 2005-Winter 2006
  • Dissertation Fellowship Awards Committee, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
  • Search Committee, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education, Fall 2002 and Fall/Spring 2003-2004.
  • College of Education/NCATE Knowledge Base Committee, Spring 2002
  • Search Committee, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Fall 2001
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Fall 2001
  • Search Committee, Desmond Lee Endowed Chair in Disability Studies, Fall 200
  • Disability Studies Community Planning Group, 2001
  • Dean's Internet Planning Task Force, 2000-2001
  • Qualitative Research Conference Planning Committee, 2000-2001
  • Futures Strategic Planning Committee, 1999-00

 

SERVICE AT THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS

  • Chair, Redesign Team for “School/University Partnerships” for Illinois School Leadership Development Tasks Force
  • Ex Officio member, Illinois P20 Council
  • Illinois State University Research Advisory Board, 2008
  • Member, Statewide Planning Committee for New Teacher Induction, State of Illinois, 2008
  • Education Planning Committee, Chicago “Go to 2040” Long-range Planning with Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency and The Chicago Community Trust

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
    American Educational Research Association, 1992-
    American Educational Finance Association, 2009-
    Midwest Educational Research Association, 2002 -
    American Association of University Professors, 2000-
    Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, 1999-
    Phi Delta Kappa, 1999-

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Advisory Board, Missouri Mentoring Partnership, Division of Youth & Family Services, 2008-

 

Microfinancing Partners in Africa, Education Committee, 2011

 

St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Volunteer and Ambassador, 2011

 

League of Women Voters, Invited Presentation on Education Policy, September 15, 2011

Normandy School District, Key Communicators and Instructional Team, 2006-2007, 2008

 

Focus St. Louis and Channel 9: Black, White & Green: Economics and Race in St. Louis,

Community Engagement Project.  March, 2007.

 

League of Women Voters, Invited Presentation on Charter Schools, March 23, 2005.

 

Missouri Mentoring Partnership, “Life Beyond High School” Campus Event for Disadvantaged High School Students and Students in Foster Care, 2006 and 2008

 

Youth Leadership St. Louis, with Focus St. Louis, Campus Event with 100 High School Student Leaders, 2006

 

Career Day, Kirkwood High School, March 22, 2005 and March 13, 2006, March 2008

 

Planning Committee, National Public Deliberation Day, in connection with MacNeill-Lehrer News House, KETC Channel 9, and Focus St. Louis, October 22, 2005

 

Advisory Board Member, Springboard to Learning, 2004-

Fiftieth Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Town Hall Celebration, sponsored by St. Louis Urban League, May 2004.

League of Women Voters, No Child Left Behind Public Forums, Organizer and Panelist, April 21 & 22, 2004

League of Women Voters Education Committee, Invited Presentations: Teachers for our Children: Teacher Preparation in Missouri, January 2004; Creating World-class Schools in Missouri, January 2003.

EXTERNAL CONSULTING

St. Louis American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund, Early Learning Work Group, 2011-2013

Illinois Education Research Council, 2010-2011

Women’s Foundation of St. Louis, Research on Gender Issues in Education, 2008

Brown, K.S.  UCEA/TEA National Survey of Educational Leadership programs, Fall 2007

Brown, K.S. Evaluation study: Urban Futures project, St. Louis. Spring, 2008 with Public Policy Research Center

Qualified Expert Witness, Perez v. Scholtz, (2003), U.S. Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois. 

Consultant, Board of Directors Policy Development Session, Association of Educators of Teachers of Science, 2003. 

Evaluation Consultant, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, School Improvement Standards for professional developm