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Dr. David Brown

Professor, Early Childhood Education

William L. Mayo Professor of Early Childhood Education and Co-Coordinator of Doctoral Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location: Education South 229

Phone: 903-886-5536


Professional Vita

Brief Biography

David L. Brown is a professor of Early Childhood Education at Texas A&M University at Commerce. Dr. Brown has served in many roles throughout the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. These roles include chair of the Tenure & Promotion Committee, a member of the Department's Scholarships Committee and Co-coordinator of the Master's Program in Early Childhood Education. Presently, Dr. Brown serves as the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to his work at A&M University - Commerce, Dr. Brown taught Kindergarten, First grade and a Kindergarten/First mixed age class in the Dallas public schools. In addition to his academic records, Dr Brown has also been the recipient of many institutional awards, including the William L. Mayo Professorship Award in 2010, and the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children's Teacher Educator of the Year Award in 2011. In 2012, Dr Brown was inducted into the African American Educator's Hall of Fame.

He is considered by many to be a leader in the preschool movement and a recognized researcher in the areas of Emergent Literacy and Early Childhood Education. Dr. Brown teaches graduate Courses in research Methodology, Curriculum Design, Early Literacy Development, and Math/Science in Early Childhood Education.

He has served on the Editorial Board of The Association For Childhood Education International. Professor Brown is a frequent presenter at the American Educational Research Association, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, National Head Start Research Conference and many other professional organizations.

His research and writings have focused on Print Awareness, Classroom Quality, Language and Literacy Development in Young Children, Early Numeracy with Preschool Children, Mixed-aged Classrooms, Family Involvement in Children's Learning and Emergent Literacy. Dr. Brown has collaborated in the development and implementation of several Research Projects investigating Classroom Quality, Early Numeracy, the Impact of Head Start Teachers Professional Development on Children's Outcomes, and Preschool Literacy Practices in Head Start Classrooms.

Currently, He serves as the Principal Investigator in Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc Math/Science Project. He has been a consultant to the Department Education, Texas Education Agency, and numerous other institutions and school districts across the country.

He has several publications on Literacy and Young Children. Dr. Brown holds membership in the National Association for The Education of Young Children, Association for Childhood Education International, National Head Start Association, Society for Research in Child Development, American Educational Research Association, and the International Reading Association.

Additionally, Professor Brown has been active in the North Texas Area Federation Early Childhood Committee where he has served as President and Secretary.

Finally, Professor Brown has served as a National Advisor for a popular children's television program - Sesame Street.

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