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David Brown, PhD

David Brown, PhD
Associate Professor of Education
College of Arts & Sciences
Education
918-631-2719 Chapman Hall Room 326

Education

PhD – University of Missouri-Kansas City MS – The University of Tulsa BS – The University of Tulsa

Bio

David Brown currently teaches the educational technology and science methods courses at TU. During summer months, he conducts GIS academies for 4th through 9th grade students and teachers. Two recently funded grants (providing over $300,000 in total funding) allow students and teachers to attend the academies at no cost to participants. Brown spent 12 years as a high school science teacher providing him with a unique understanding of secondary school culture and expertise in teaching science. His summer technology academies are the main focus of his research, his publications and the many presentations Brown gives at conferences each year. He also works with faculty in Geosciences, Chemistry and other physical science departments on campus on conducting science academies for teachers (SENSE-sational Science for Teachers) and students (Computer Science Academies for Students).

Research Interests

Science
Technology
Secondary Methodology
Graduate Research

Teaching Interests

Graduate research, technology and science methods.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Al-Safran, E., Brown, D. S., and Wiseman.A. W. (2013). The Effect of Principal’s Leadership Style on School Environment and Outcome. Research in Higher Education Journal. Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI), Publishers. www.aabri.com. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S., and Roy, R. (2013). Will the Mathematics Teaching Methods Used in Eastern Countries Benefit Western Learners? British Journal of Education. Society and Behavioural Science, 4(2), 257-271. Refereed.

  • Wiseman, A. W., & Brown, D. S. (2005). Does Teacher Preparation Really Matter? The Influence of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in the United States and Abroad. The Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, 9, 20-31. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S., & Al-Safran, E. (2005). The Internet and Cyber Crimes: A Lack of Awareness of Security Issues by Teachers Who Use Innovative Technology in the Classroom. International Journal of Learning, 11, 22 pages. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2004). Managing from the Inside Out: Debating Site-based Management in Public Schools, in The Management of Schools as Public Organizations. Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal, 9 (2), 128-136. www.pamij.com. ISSN Number 1087-0091. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2003). High School Biology: A Group Approach to Concept Mapping. The American Biology Teacher65, (3), 192-197. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2003). Middle School Technology: Using GPS and GIS for Project-Based Learning. The Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, 7, 21-34. Refereed.

  • Wiseman, A. W., & Brown, D. S. (2003). Teacher Curricular Control and Student Performance: A Cross-National Study of Curricular Accountability. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 5 (2), 131-146. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S., & Cairns, J. (2003). Using a Web-based Too to Monitor Teacher and Student Usage of GIS Mapping Software as Well as Other Forms of Technology. International Journal of Learning 10, 265-283. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2002). Creative Concept Mapping: A Potato Stamp Encourages a Positive Attitude toward Concept Mapping. Science Teacher, 69 (3), 58-61. Refereed.

  • Al-Nassir, H., Brown, D. S., and McCrackin, J. (2015). Gender Inequality can Affect Participation in Saudi Society, Just as it Affects Participation in American Society. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. In Progress.

  • Brown, D. S., and Gove, S. (2015). Hyper-masculine Behavior in Fraternities: Challenges and Misconceptions. In Progress – London, June. – Journal of College Teaching and Learning.

  • Brown, D. S. (2015). The Relationship between STEM Education and Student Satisfaction. In Progress – London, June. Journal of International Education Research.

  • Sanderson, A., and Brown, D. S. (2014). Can Video Modeling Affect the Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? In ProgressJournal of Educational Policies and Current Practices.

Invited Reviewed Articles

  • Brown, D. S. and Al-Safran, E. (2011). The Relationship between Classroom Computer Technology and Students’ Academic Achievement. Research in Higher Education Journal. Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI), Publishers. www.aabri.com. Refereed.

Conference Proceedings

  • Wiseman, A. W., Al-Safran, E., & Brown, D. S. (2009). A Study on the Effect of Principals Leadership Style on Schools Environment and Outcome (Across Cultures Study). Proceedings of the 2009, 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Refereed.

  • Al-Safran, E. & Brown, D. S. (2009). A Study on the Relationship between Classroom Computer Technology and Students’ Academic Achievement. Proceedings of the 2009, 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2005). Technology and Ethics: Teachers playing Catch-up with their Students. Brief paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 16th International Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March, 2005, pages 3095-3100. Acceptance rate is 10-19%. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2004). Increasing GIS use among Middle School Students: Summer Technology Academies. Proceedings of the 2005 ESRI International User Conference, 1-27. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S., Freeman, C., & Wiseman, A. W. (2003, January). A GPS Scavenger Hunt: Using Performance-Based Instruction to Meet National Science Education Standards. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S., & Taylor, T. (2003). The Relationship Between the Number of Parents at Home and Academic Achievement. Proceedings of the 2003 Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Stillwater, 62-75. Refereed.

  • Brown, D. S. (2002). Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Using GPS and GIS. Proceedings for the National Teacher Preparation Symposium: Effective Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Partnerships. Orlando, FL. Refereed.

  • Fisher, J. Berton, Sublette, K. L., Kemp, N., Beckman, D., Trent, G., Raterman, K., Brown, D. and Kolhatkar, R., “Intrinsic Bioremediation at Two Gas Production Sites in the Denver Basin, CO: Two Years of Groundwater and Soil Monitoring”, Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Symposium on Environmental Issues in Oil and Gas Operations, Golden, CO (Oct. 1995).

Courses Taught

  • First Seminar
  • Seminar in Education
  • Advanced Educational Technology

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Administrator/Oklahoma Technology and Educational Collaborative
  • United States Soccer Federation/USSF National A-license
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • School Science and Mathematics Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Certified Member/Cherokee Nation through Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Executive Board/Oklahoma Association of Teacher Education
  • American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists