Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies Education Anthony Brown was recently honored with the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Midcareer Award.
Brown’s work on Black male teachers spotlights an area in education that has received very little attention and disrupts assumptions about Black male teachers and their role with Black male students, said the AERA selection committee. The group also noted Brown’s role as co-creator of the Black Male Education Research Collection, a website that offers a pool of peer-reviewed research on issues involving Black males and the achievement gap, sport, gender identity, social justice, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the criminal justice system. “By creating BMERC.org, [Brown] offers over 800 peer-reviewed articles, freely accessible to all who want to learn more about this vital area of research and practice. This kind of public scholarship builds vital bridges between the academy and the world of practice,” noted the committee.
AERA, a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. AERA Division K aims to recognize the teacher education scholarship of division members who are addressing persistent issues of urgent concern to the field.