David S. Brown

David Brown

Associate Professor of EducationChapman Hall 326
(918) 631-2719
david-brown@utulsa.edu

Dr. 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. Dr. 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 Dr. Brown gives at conferences each year. Dr. Brown 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).

Education and Degrees Earned

  • 2000 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education and Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • 1987 – Master of Science degree in Geology – University of Tulsa
  • 1984 – Bachelor of Science degree in Geology – University of Tulsa

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Lee’s Summit High School
    • Earth Science Teacher, grades 9 - 12, 1987 – Spring 2000
    • Geology Teacher, grades 11 – 12, 1993 – 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • National Science Teachers Association – member
  • Oklahoma Association of Teacher Education – executive board member
  • School Science and Mathematics Association – member
  • American Educational Research Association – member
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education – member
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching – member
  • American Association for Teaching and Curriculum – member
  • Oklahoma Technology and Educational Collaborative – senior administrator
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologist - member
  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National A-license
  • Certified member of the Cherokee Nation through Bureau of Indian Affairs

Courses Taught at TU

  • Earth’s Physical Environment (GEOL 1033)
  • Educational Technology for Instruction (EDUC 3172)
  • Independent Studies (EDUC 7991-5)
  • Instructional Design and Curriculum Integration (EDUC 7053)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (EDUC 7043)
  • Science for Elementary Children (EDUC 4123)
  • Seminar (EDUC 7971-3)
  • Techniques of Research and Evaluation (EDUC 7153)

Awards & Recognition

  • 1992 – Award of $8700. TAPESTRY Grant – National Science Teachers Association / Toyota (1992) – Solar and Wind energy in the Classroom –Providing classroom, hands-on activities for students to learn about alternative energy sources – Funded.
  • 2001 – Award of $4666. Faculty Development Summer Fellowship Program, the University of Tulsa. Literature review for a manuscript on Hands-on science education for teachers. Funded.
  • 2001 – Award of $1100. Internal funding of $1100 for attending the 2001 GIS summer workshop provided by the Deans of the Graduate School and of Arts and Sciences - Funded.
  • 2002-2003-2004 - Award of $124,000. Three years of funding from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education – ($85,000 from Regents, $39,000 cost share from TU) for the Summer Technology Education and Collaborative to teach middle school students and teachers how to use GIS mapping. David S. Brown and Chris Freeman – Co-Principal Investigators. Funded.
  • 2002 – Award of $4400. Funding from the Arts and Sciences Special Interest Group to host a TIMSS workshop and to bring in a keynote presenter, Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez, for the three day workshop in McFarlin Library at TU – Funded.
  • 2005-2006-2007 – Award of $113,759. Three years of funding from the National Science Foundation and EpSCOR- ($75,000 from NSF, remaining cost share from TU) for the Tulsa, TEC Academies to teach 4th through 7th grade students and teachers how to use GIS mapping. Funded.
  • 2005-2006-2007 – Award of $158,000. Three years of funding from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education –($94,000 from Regents, remaining cost share from TU) for the TU, Summer Technology Education and Collaborative to teach middle school students and teachers how to use GIS mapping. Funded.

Publications

  • A GPS Scavenger Hunt: Using Performance-Based Instruction to Meet National Science Education Standards
    Brown, D. S., Freeman, C., & Wiseman, A. W. (2003, January). Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Refereed.
  • Does Teacher Preparation Really Matter? The Influence of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in the United States and Abroad
    Wiseman, A. W., & Brown, D. S. (2005). The Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, 9, 20-31. Refereed.
  • High School Biology: A Group Approach to Concept Mapping
    Brown, D. S. (2003). The American Biology Teacher, 65 (3), 192-197. Refereed.
  • Increasing GIS use among Middle School Students: Summer Technology Academies
    Brown, D. S. (2004). Proceedings of the 2005 ESRI International User Conference, 1-27. Refereed.
  • Managing from the Inside Out: Debating Site-based Management in Public Schools, in The Management of Schools as Public Organizations
    Brown, D. S. (2004). Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal, 9 (2), 128-136. www.pamij.com. ISSN Number 1087-0091. Refereed.
  • Middle School Technology: Using GPS and GIS for Project-Based Learning
    Brown, D. S. (2003). The Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, 7, 21-34. Refereed.
  • Technology and Ethics: Teachers playing Catch-up with their Students
    Brown, D. S. (2005) 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.
  • The Internet and Cyber Crimes: A Lack of Awareness of Security Issues by Teachers Who Use Innovative Technology in the Classroom
    Brown, D. S., & Al-Safran, E. (2005). International Journal of Learning, Volume 11, 22 pages. Refereed.
  • The Relationship Between the Number of Parents at Home and Academic Achievement
    Brown, D. S., & Taylor, T. (2003). Proceedings of the 2003 Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Stillwater, 62-75. Refereed.
  • Using a Web-based Too to Monitor Teacher and Student Usage of GIS Mapping Software as Well as Other Forms of Technology
    Brown, D. S., & Cairns, J. (2003). International Journal of Learning 10, 265-283. Refereed.