Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. is a Professor of K-6 Literacy and Social Studies Methods, Co-director for Center Teaching Excellence, and K-6 Program Director in the PK-12 Teacher Education Department at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Dr. Brown has 14 years of experience teaching literacy and social studies methods courses at the college level and 6 years of experience teaching Pre-K12. Dr. Brown earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education in the Urban Systems Program from Rutgers University/ UMNJ/ NJIT and M.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from City College, CUNY. Dr. Brown’s research interests include school-level diversification efforts, K-6 literacy strategies, and school partnerships. Recent publications include Khalil, D., & Brown, E. (2019). Diversity Dissonance as an Implication of One School's Relocation and Reintegration Initiative. Educational Administration Quarterly. Brown, E., Rosenthal, J., & Conyers, A. (2020). Organizing Partnership Fairs to Foster Innovative and Reflective Practices. The NAPDS Nine Essential in Action: Cases of Professional Development Schools. Charlotte, NC: IAP Publishers. Brown, E., Rosenthal, J. L. &, Dynega, N. (2018). Teaching strategies to develop a family-school literacy partnership. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 14(1), 31-56. Brown, E., & Makris, M. (2017). A Different Type of Charter School: In Prestige Charters, a Rise in Cachet Equals a Decline in Access. Journal of Education Policy, 33 (1), 85-117.
PhD Urban Systems, Rutgers University Newark, NJ
School Choice & Diversification Measures
Licenses and Certifications
K-6 Teaching licensure, State of NJ State
Diversity Dissonance as an Implication of One School's Relocation and Reintegration Initiative ;
, Educational Administration Quarterly ;
A Different Type of Charter School: In Prestige Charters, a Rise in Cachet Equals a Decline in Acces;
Journal of Education Policy;
Grassroots Activists and the Three Branches of Government: Key Players in the Civil Rights Movement;
, Social Studies and the Young Learner;
Creating a "Third Space"
Atlanta, GA 2020
One School’s Diversity Policy: The limits of “site selection” and “special programs” as reintegration initiatives.
University Council for Educational Administration in Detroit, MI.
Detroit, MI 2016
Prestige Charters: Private Feel, Public Money
American Education Studies Association
SEattle, WA 2016
Notable Courses Taught
CIEE 3120: Literacy & Learning
CIED 2150: Professional Reading & Writing
CIED 3140: Professional Seminar