Keffrelyn D. Brown (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Suzanne B. and John L. Adams Endowed Professor of Education and Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Cultural Studies in Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is the co-founder and co-director (with Dr. Anthony Brown) of the Center for Innovation in Race, Teaching, and Curriculum. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Women and Gender Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on the sociocultural knowledge of race in teaching and curriculum, critical multicultural teacher education and the educational discourses and intellectual thought related to African Americans and their educational experiences in the U.S.
Keffrelyn has published over 50 books, journal articles, book chapters and other educational texts. She serves on the editorial boards for several well-recognized peer-reviewed journals including Teachers College Record, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and Urban Education. Her most recent book, After the "At-Risk" Label: Reorienting Risk in Educational Policy and Practice was published by Teachers College Press. Keffrelyn has received recognition for both her research and teaching. In 2017 she received the Division K Mid-career Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2013 she was awarded the Kappa Delta Pi/Division K Early Career Research Award from AERA. She is also the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and the Wisconsin-Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant. In 2012 she received the Regent's Outstanding Teaching award, the highest teaching honor given for excellence in undergraduate teaching across the University of Texas system. She was inducted in the Provost's Teaching Fellows program at UT-Austin in 2017 and in its Academy of Distinguished Teaching in 2019.
Keffrelyn is a sought after presenter in her local, regional and national communities. She is active in the multiple roles she has as a researcher, teacher, teacher educator and critically engaged community member. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, school administrator, and curriculum developer, Keffrelyn is keen to the everyday challenges of schooling.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching, Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.S. in Political Science and Psychology, University of Houston
Creates scholarship based around teacher education, especially relating to race and culture.
AERA Division K Secretary, (2017)
Brown, K.. (2016). After the at-risk label: Reorienting educational policy and practice (pp. 216). New York: Teachers College Press. (View)
Grant, C., Brown, K. & Brown, A. (2015). Black intellectual thought in education: The missing traditions of Anna Julia Cooper. New York: Routledge.
King, L. & Brown, K. (2014). Once a year to be Black: Fighting against typical Black history month pedagogies. Negro Review, 65(1-4), 23–43.
Brown, K. (2014). Teaching in color: Race, sociocultural knowledge and the preparation of teachers in the U.S. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 17(3), 326–345.
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Mid-career Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2017)
Provost's Teaching Fellows, The University of Texas at Austin (2017)
Kappa Delta Pi and Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education): Early Career Research Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2013)
Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas System (2012)
John L. Warfield Faculty Teaching Award, Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS), The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
Distinguished University Lecture Series--"Keep Calm and Grow Your Mind", School of Undergraduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, (2018)
Joanna Batt (Co-supervisor)
I study how students' experiences learning history relates to their identities as people, and how critical, multimodal curriculum can make history teaching and learning more equitable, more connected to students' lives, and more socially just.
Tracey J Naumann (Committee Member)
Marginalization and Perceived Mattering of PE
Teaching in PE
Alexis Bigelow (Committee Member)
Alexis research interest's focus on Black women teachers, Black girls and resistance. Specifically, she is interested in how Black women teacher pedagogically create space for Black children to develop and enact their civic identities.
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|2021||Spring||EDC 385G: 62-Educ Cntmp Black America-Wb|
|2020||Fall||ALD 327: Sociocul Influencs On Learn-Wb|
|2020||Fall||EDC 385G: 67-Cult Knowledge Tchr/Tchg-Wb|
|2020||Spring||EDC 380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2019||Summer||ALD s327G: Educ/Culture/Diversity-Gua|
|2019||Spring||EDC 385G: 62-Educ Contemp Black America|
|2018||Fall||ALD 327: Sociocul Influences On Learn|
|2018||Fall||EDC 380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2018||Spring||EDC 385G: 67-Cult Knowledge Tchrs/Tchg|
|2017||Fall||EDC 385G: 50-Educ In Contemp Black Amer|
|2017||Fall||ALD 327: Sociocul Influences On Learn|
|2017||Summer||EDC s380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2017||Summer||ALD f327: Sociocul Influences On Learn|
|2017||Spring||EDC 385G: 67-Cult Knowledge Tchrs/Tchg|
|2016||Fall||ALD 327: Sociocul Influences On Learn|
|2016||Fall||EDC 380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2016||Spring||EDC 385G: 50-Educ In Contemp Black Amer|
|2015||Summer||EDC s380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2015||Spring||EDC 385G: 67-Cult Knowledge Tchrs/Tchg|
|2014||Fall||ALD 327: Sociocul Influences On Learn|
|2014||Fall||EDC 380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2014||Summer||EDC f380F: Sociocultural Foundations|
|2014||Spring||EDC 380F: Sociocultural Foundations|