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Bryan Brown

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Bryan Brown


Assistant: John Baker

Office: CERAS 228


Bryan A. Brown is the Kamalachari Professor of Science Education, and a professor of teacher education. His research interest explores the relationship between student identity, discourse, classroom culture, and academic achievement in science education. He focuses on the social connotations and cultural politics of science discourse in small-group and whole-group interaction. Additionally, his research work in science education examines how teacher and student discourse serve to shape learning opportunities for students in science classrooms. Dr. Brown's work in science education in urban communities focuses on developing collaborative curricular cycles and classroom pedagogy based on developing discourse intensive instruction for urban learners. His research has expanded beyond his focus on science education, to include issues of college access in urban communities. His recent work explores how classroom and school culture shapes access to higher education. He conducts mixed methodological work exploring how race, language, and culture impact students learning in urban science classrooms.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Science, Engineering and Technology Education
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Research Interests

Diversity and Identity | Science Education | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Haverly, C., & Brown, B. A. (2022). Mentoring across differences in science education: Applying a brokering framework. SCIENCE EDUCATION.

Brown, B. A. (2022). Seeing a science of her own: intersectionality in the age of denial. CULTURAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE EDUCATION.

Brown, B., Boda, P., Ribay, K., Wilsey, M., & Perez, G. (2021). A technological bridge to equity: how VR designed through culturally relevant principles impact students appreciation of science. LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.

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