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Phyllis Brown

Residency Sites: Plainfield, VT

In addition to my new role as BA in Individualized Studies Program Director at Goddard College, I am an adjunct professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Technology and Education in the School of Education of Lesley University. I served as core assistant professor for nine years, teaching courses in teacher action research, learning and teaching, equity, leadership, and emerging technologies for education. Most recently I served as the Program Director of Elementary Education at Keiser University in Sarasota, Florida. 

I have taught at the college level in the traditional format, intensive weekend, hybrid and online environments. I have many years of experience as a diversity/educational generalist trainer/consultant. As a graduate student at UMASS, and while a full-time faculty member at Lesley University I coordinated several research projects and evaluation efforts including one for the University of Vermont.

I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (BA), the Heller School at Brandeis University (Masters of Management in Human Services - M.M.H.S.) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Ed.D). I was a co-investigator of a major Carnegie Corporation grant to improve interethnic relations among youth, and the Director of the USENIX technology grant to mentor youth in three Boston area Computer Clubhouses. Prior to relocating to Sarasota, Florida I served as the education coordinator and Study Skills teacher of the Alternative Education Program (AEP) Summer School for at-risk 8th graders in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for three years.  A chapter on my experience will published in an upcoming book on inclusive education in August 2011.

My areas of interest include the use of technology in education, racial and cultural identity formation (youth and adult) and educational strategies to improve the academic and social achievement of “at-potential” youth. I developed a curriculum on Cultural Identity Groups for use in anti-racism programs in schools. I am passionate about faculty professional development and enjoy working with educators at all levels of the profession.  I am a multicultural curriculum specialist and a consultant for Sarasota County Government’s management leadership academy in Sarasota, Florida where I reside.

My passions are gardening, reading, walking, contemporary jazz, learning to paint on silk and enjoying family and friends.

Educational Background:

EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; MMHS, Heller School at Brandeis University; BA, University of Rhode Island.