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 received his Doctorate in Science Education from UMKC while completing his 11th year as a high school science teacher. With a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Geology, David brought years of experience and expertise to his earth science and geology classrooms. Although physically science-minded, he chose a dissertation topic on photosynthesis and cellular respiration, demonstrating his strong Biology background as well. Since arriving at TU in the fall of 2000, David has been effectively demonstrating and sharing with pre-service teachers his practical teaching experiences and hands-on pedagogy regarding secondary education in urban and suburban classrooms. David currently teaches educational technology, research courses, and science methods courses at TU. During the summer months, David conducts GIS academies for 4th through 9th grade students and teachers. His grants allow students and teachers to attend the academies at no cost to participants. David’s understanding of secondary school culture and his expertise in all fields of science have made him a valuable asset to the TU education faculty. His summer academies are the main focus of his research, his publications and the many presentations David gives at conferences each year. In 2009, David became the principal investigator for TU’s portion of the $4.9 million dollar GEAR UP grant which places TU students in area high schools for tutoring and preparing student for continued education in college. In 2014, David brought in almost 600 Native American students and teachers for a 1-day STEM event. The following year, and again in 2017, David brought in 1000 Native students for this program, along with close to 100 teachers each fall for a teacher conference. Since starting at TU in 2000, David has brought in more than 3.1 million dollars of funding and brought over 5000 students and teachers to TU’s campus. His funding is directly tied to his research and dissemination of his work is seen in publications and presentations each year. Overall, Dr. Brown balances funding, research, scholarly work and teaching in the Department of Education at The University of Tulsa.

Research Interests

2018 – Award of $30,408 ($22,750 from OSRHE + $6758 cost share). Third of three years of funding from the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education – Summer Academies Program – The TU, Summer Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC) is designed to teach middle and high school students and teachers the many uses of GIS mapping software – residential program. PI for this funded grant.

2017 – Award of $117,646 ($80,596 from EPSCoR + $37,050 cost share). 3rd Annual Native American STEM Competition and STEM Teacher Conference. 3rd year of funding from the National Science Foundation and Oklahoma EPSCoR to bring middle and high school, Native American students, to TU’s campus for a 1-day STEM competition. Additionally, the teachers bringing the students participated in a STEM teacher conference. PI for this funded grant.

2017 – Award of $30,408 ($22,750 from OSRHE + $6758 cost share). Second of three years of funding from the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education – Summer Academies Program – The TU, Summer Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC) is designed to teach middle and high school students and teachers the many uses of GIS mapping software – residential program. PI for this funded grant.

2016 – Award of $30,408 ($22,750 from OSRHE + $6758 cost share). First of three years of funding from the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education – Summer Academies Program – The TU, Summer Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC) is designed to teach middle and high school students and teachers the many uses of GIS mapping software – residential program. PI for this funded grant.

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
  • Teaching Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools

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