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Bryan Brown

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Bryan Brown


Assistant: John Baker

Office: CERAS 228


Bryan A. Brown is 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 Education
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Research Interests

Diversity and Identity | Science Education | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Brown, B. A., Boda, P., Lemmi, C., & Monroe, X. J. (2019). Moving Culturally Relevant Pedagogy From Theory to Practice: Exploring Teachers’ Application of Culturally Relevant Education in Science and Mathematics. Urban Education, 54(6).

Pope, D., Brown, M., & Miles, S. (2015). Overloaded and underprepared: Strategies for stronger schools and healthy, successful kids. John Wiley & Sons.

Maulucci, M. S. R., Brown, B. A., Grey, S. T., & Sullivan, S. (2014). Urban Middle School Students' Reflections on Authentic Science Inquiry. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING, 51(9), 1119–49.

Bryan Brown in the News & Media

Photo of a Black woman's face in a prism-like mirror
February 17, 2021
Research Stories
Associate Professor Bryan A. Brown talks about the STEM summer program he founded for underrepresented students of color, which took place online this month.
June 16, 2020
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