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UNLV education dean to discuss challenges of urban education at next Landscape of Urban Education Lecture March 26
UNLV education dean to discuss challenges of urban education at next Landscape of Urban Education Lecture March 26March 10, 2009Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
M. Christopher Brown II, dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will deliver the next School of Education Landscape of Urban Education lecture, titled “More Dark Territory: Navigating Urban Educational Terrain in the United States.” His presentation will take place Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Public Events Room (Room 220) in Eggers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Irving Avenue Garage.
Brown began his career as an elementary school teacher in Orangeburg, S.C. He has earned a national reputation for his research and scholarly writing on education policy, governance/administration and institutional contexts. He is especially well known for his studies of historically black colleges, educational equity and professorial responsibilities.
He has served as vice president for programs and administration at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, director of social justice and professional development for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and executive director and chief research scientist of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Brown has held faculty appointments at The Pennsylvania State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Brown is author/editor of 12 books and monographs, including “The Quest to Define Collegiate Desegregation” (Bergin & Garvey, 1999), “Black Sons to Mothers” (Peter Lang Publishing, 2000), “Studying Diverse Institutions” (Jossey-Bass, 2003), “The Politics of Curricular Change” (Peter Lang Publishing, 2005) and “Still Not Equal” (Peter Lang Publishing, 2007). He also has written or co-written more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and publications related to education and society.
He is co-editor of the Journal of Teacher Education and The Black College Review, as well as a member of the Higher Education in Review, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal and The Review of Higher Education editorial boards.Brown received a B.S. in elementary education from South Carolina State University and an M.S.Ed. in educational policy and evaluation from the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. in higher education from The Pennsylvania State University with a cognate in public administration and political science.
For more information about the lecture, contact Florence DiGennaro at (315) 443-4696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact the School of Education’s Continuous Education and Global Outreach (CEGO) office at (315) 443-4699 or the Study Council at Syracuse University, email@example.com.