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Teacher Education

Jennifer L. Brown

Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Jennifer L. Brown

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Dr. Jennifer Brown

Position: Associate Professor of Education Foundation
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3305
Phone: 706-565-1409
E-mail: brown_jennifer2@columbusstate.edu
Bio

Office Hours

See the schedule posted on my office door.

Education

Auburn University - Auburn, AL
• Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (2008)
     o Dissertation: An Examination of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Factors and Academic Success in the Pre-Engineering Curriculum at a Four-Year Southeastern University

University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
• Ed.S. in Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction (2005)
• M.Ed. in Interrelated Special Education (2002)
• B.S.Ed. in Special Education: Mental Retardation (1998)
     • Graduated with cum laude honors

Specialty Area

• Retention of students from commuter colleges and universities
• Implementation of effective instructional methods
• Program evaluation

Bio

Dr. Brown began her educational career as a special education teacher at the secondary level in LaGrange, Georgia.  After earning her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, she returned the classroom as a secondary math teacher.  Dr. Brown joined the Teacher Education Department at CSU in 2011 where she teaches educational psychology, diversity, and educational research to undergraduate and graduate students.  Her primary research interests include undergraduate retention at commuter institutions and effective instructional strategies, which began with her graduate research assistantship under the direction of Drs. Gerald and Glennelle Halpin at Auburn University.  Outside of her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, working in her garden, and cooking gourmet foods.

MEMBERSHIP

• Eastern Educational Research Association
     Vice-President of Conference Planning (2011 – 2016)
     Regional Representative (2008)
• Sigma Alpha Iota
     Past President & Editor of Eta Gamma Chapter
     Lifetime Member

MAJOR COMMITTEES

• COEHP CAEP Steering Committee: Standard 3 (2015 - present)
     - Chair (2015 - present)
• CSU RPG Committee (2012 – present)
     - Chair (2015 – present)
• CSU Institutional Review Board (2012 – present)
     - Assistant Chair (2012 – 2013)
     - Chair (2013-present)

HONORS

  • Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (2017)
  • CSU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (2016)
  • COEHP Nominee for the CSU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (2015)
  • Faculty Mentor for the Recipient of the Outstanding Student Paper Award for the 2014 Eastern Educational Research Conference (2014)
  • COEHP Scholar of the Year given by the COEHP faculty (2014)
  • COEHP Dean's Innovation Award (2014)
  • Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award given by the CSU Writing Center and CSU Faculty Center (2014)
  • COEHP Nominee for the 2012-2013 CSU Faculty Research and Scholarship Award (2013)
  • LaGrange High School Teacher of the Month given by the student body (February 2010)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student for Auburn University College of Education, given by the Department of EFLT faculty (2008)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Nominee for Auburn University Graduate School, nominated by the Department of EFLT faculty (2008)
  • Auburn University Nursing Research Award (2007)
  • LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce:  Leadership Troup Class (2003)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Ages 8 – 21):  Exceptional Needs Specialist (2002)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota College Honor Leadership Award given by the faculty (1998)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota Sword of Honor Leadership Award given by the chapter (1998)

PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

Alabama Department of Public Health Abstinence Only Education Program: Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Evaluation Report (which included 7 intensive and 1 non-intensive projects and reached over 37,000 youth).

Alabama Department of Public Health Abstinence Only Education Program: Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Evaluation Report (which included 6 intensive and 1 non-intensive projects and reached over 35,000 youth).

Alabama Department of Public Health Abstinence Only Education Program: Annual Evaluation Report: Performance Measure Tracking for Fiscal Year 2005 and 2006.

Alabama United Prevention Services First-, Second-, and Third-Year Findings: Overview with Preliminary Results from Fiscal Years 2006, 2007, and 2008 Implementers (which included 6 prevention projects and over 20,000 youth and adults).

Alabama United Prevention Services First- and Second-Year Findings: Overview with Preliminary Results from Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008 Capacity Builders (which included 6 prevention projects and over 12,000 youth and adults).

Engineering Retention Study for 2006, 2007, and 2008 regarding Pre-Engineering Admission Status, Demographics, ACT and SAT scores, and Graduation Status (which included a sample size over 11,700 undergraduate college students).

FNO Policy at LaGrange High School: Impact on Student Grades by Semester, Department, and Review Session Attendance (which included a sample size over 1,300 high school students).

Summary of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 EERA Post-Conference Planning Survey Data (which included a total sample size over 550 conference participants).

Summary of the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Evaluation Survey Pilot for The Leadership Institute at Cunningham Center (which included nearly 40 conference participants).

Summary of the 2012 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Evaluation Survey for The Leadership Institute at Cunningham Center (which included over 210 conference participants).

College of Education and Health Professions Longitudinal Retention Study of Freshman Cohorts Entering 1999 through 2014 (which included a sample size of 3,357 college students).

College of Education and Health Professions: Pre-College Characteristics of Incoming Freshmen using the Freshman Orientation Survey 2012, 2013, and 2014 (which included a total sample size over 717 college students).

An Evaluation of the Fall 2012 Semester Freshman Learning Communities for EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2130 (which included a sample size of approximately 45 freshman college students).

An Exploratory Examination of An Educational Foundations Freshman Learning Community (Fall 2013) (which included a sample size of 23 freshman college students).

An Exploratory Examination of Why Nursing Students do not Graduate (Spring 2015) (sample size of 293 nursing students)

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program Evaluation Summer 2015 Cohort:  Semester 1 Focus Group (n = 16), Semester 2 Focus Group (n = 9), Fall 2015 Cooperating Teachers (n = 8), Semester 3 Surveys for Confidence Levels, Cooperating Teachers, and University Supervisors (n = 12), and Semester 4 Survey and Focus Group (n = 12).

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program Evaluation Summer 2016 Cohort:  Semester 1 Survey (n = 14), Semester 2 Focus Group (n = 3), and Semester 4 Focus Group (n = 12);

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program Evaluation Summer 2017 Cohort:  Semester 1 Focus Group (n = 14).

PUBLICATIONS

Brown, J. L., da Silva, S., & Newberry, J. (2018, in press). Validation study of the revised seven components inventory. College Teaching.

Brown, J. L. (2017). Brown’s useful guide: Where theory becomes applicable to classroom practice (3rd GA ed.). Columbus, GA: CSU ePress.  Retrieved from http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/textbooks/2.  (previous editions published in 2012 and 2014)

Brown, J. L. (2016). Program evaluation for the classroom teacher.  Columbus, GA: CSU ePress.  Retrieved from http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/textbooks/1/

Brown, J., McDaniel, A., & Jones, M. (2016). Curriculum design for student achievement. Education Grants Collections, 4. Retrieved from http://oer.galileo.usg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=education-collections

Brown, J. L., & Sifuentes, L. M. (2016). Validation study of the abbreviated math anxiety scale: Spanish adaptation. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 5(2), 76-82. Retrieved from http://www.sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/jct/article/view/10601/6446

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2015). Discrepancies in the ideal perceptions and the current experiences of special education teachers. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 3(6), 126-131. 

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2015). The effects of math anxiety. Education, 135(3), 362-370.

Brown, J. L. (2015). Using information processing theory to teach social stratification to pre-service teachers. Journal of Education and Learning, 4(4), 19-23. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jel.v4n4p19

Brown, J. L. (2015). What can alumni tell us about persistence at commuter institutions?. College Student Journal, 49(3), 405-413.

Brown, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2015).  Relationship between high school mathematical achievement and quantitative GPA. Higher Education Studies, 5(6), 1-8.  Retrieved from tp://dx.doi.org/10.5539/hes.v5n6p

Brown, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2015).  School achievement and sexual abstinence:  Positive correlates for adolescents? International Journal of Social Science Studies, 3(6), 35-39.  Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v3i6.986

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2014). Purpose of attending college:  A factor of success?. Perspectives in Learning, 15(1), 25-33.

Bentley, E., & Brown, J. L. (2014). Transcending disciplinary lines to promote student achievement at the post-secondary level. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26(2), 205-216.  Retrieved from http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE1719.pdf

Brown, J. L. (2014, Fall). The probability of winning a high school football game. The Statistics Teacher Network, 84, 6-13.  Retrieved from http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN84.pdf

Brown, J. L., Parker, F. M., & Lazenby, R. B. (2014). Determining the effects of past negative experiences involving patient care. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 10 (1). Retrieved from http://aquila.usm.edu/ojhe/vol10/iss1/3

Brown, J. L., & Robinson-McDonald, D. (2014).  An exploratory study of instructional strategies, academic integration, and subsequent institutional commitment. Journal of Research in Education, 24(2), 160-172. Retrieved from http://eeraonline.org/journal/v24n2/Article%2012%20-%20Brown%20and%20Robinson%20McDonald.pdf

Parker, F. M., Lazenby, R. B., & Brown, J. L. (2014). The relationship of moral distress, ethical environment, and nurse job satisfaction. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 10 (1). Retrieved from http://aquila.usm.edu/ojhe/vol10/iss1/2 (acceptance rate between .40 and .60)

Brown, J. L., & Bentley, E. (2013). Do other people “gape” at your writing? National Teacher Education Journal, 6(3), 33–36.

Brown, J. L. (2012). Adding culture shock to an introductory diversity course. National Teacher Education Journal, 5(3), 35-39.

Brown, J. L. (2012). Development of a freshman orientation survey to improve student retention within a college. College Student Journal, 46(4), 834–851.

Brown, J. L. (2012). The impact of the failure is not an option policy on student grades. Perspectives in Learning, 13(1), 22-28.

Brown, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2012). Weight: Does it really matter? Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 11(1), 211-217.

Parker, F. M., Eisen, S. J., & Bell, J. (2012). Comparing centralized vs. decentralized nursing unit design as a determinant of stress and job satisfaction.Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2(4), 66-76.

Parker, F. M., Lazenby, R. B., & Brown, J. L. (2012). Mission possible CD ROM: Instructional tool for preceptors. Nursing Education Today, 32(5), 561 - 564.

Bell, J. L. (2007). Evaluation of learning styles and instructional methods in the NROTC naval operations and seamanship course. Institute for Learning Styles Journal, 1, 52 – 60.

PRESENTATIONS

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2015). Discrepancies in the ideal perceptions and the current experiences of special education teachers. Poster Session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, Florida.

Brown, J. L., & Andrews, A. (2015).  ¡Bon appétit!  Enjoy a meal of assessment.  Workshop Session presented at the Muscogee County Teacher Leadership Academy, Columbus, Georgia.

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2014). Intentions to stay or leave:  The influence of special educators’ perceptions on their professional life . Poster Session presented at the Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, Columbus, Georgia.

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2014). The effects of math anxiety on mathematical academic success during the freshman year. Poster Session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Jacksonville, Florida.

Brown, J. L. (2014). What can alumni tell us about retention?. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Jacksonville, Florida.

Brown, J. L. (2014). Examining retention at home and abroad. Lecture presented at the 13th Annual Faculty Research Forum, Columbus State University Libraries, Columbus, Georgia.

Brown, J. L., Herring, A., & Parker, M. (2014). Top ten guidelines for higher education interviews.  Graduate Student Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Jacksonville, Florida.

Andrews, A., & Brown, J. L. (2013).  Purpose of attending Columbus State University: A factor of success?. Poster Session presented at the Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, Columbus, Georgia.

Bentley, E., & Brown, J. L. (2013).  Transcending the disciplinary lines at the post-secondary level.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Orlando, Florida.

Brown, J. L., & King, D. R. (2013). Structuring the content, process, and product of educational foundations. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, Florida.

Parker, F. M., Lazenby, R. B., & Brown, J. L. (2013). Expanding ethical work environments:  Impact on nurse satisfaction. Poster Session presented at AU Research Week.

Brown, J. L. (2012). Development of a freshman orientation survey to improve retention. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Bell, J. L. (2010). The impact of the failure is not an option policy on student grades. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Savannah, Georgia.

Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2010). The relationship between high school mathematical achievement and quantitative grade point average in a pre-engineering curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Savannah, Georgia.

Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2008). School achievement and sexual abstinence: Positive correlates for adolescents? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for American Educational Research Association, New York, New York.

Bell, J. L. (2008). The probability of winning a high school football game. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Bell, J. L. (2008). The relationship between pre-season AP poll rankings and post-season AP poll rankings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2008). Weight: Does it really matter? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Halpin, G., Halpin, G., & Bell, J. L. (2008). Risk and protective factors: Mediators of the relationship between family structure and adolescent drug use. Poster Session presented at the Annual Meeting for American Educational Research Association in New York, New York.

Hogg, K. S. Bell, J. L., & Witte, J. E. (2008). An examination of the relationship of employment classification and self-directedness in a large scale manufacturing setting. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Educational Research Association in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Bell, J. L. (2007). Linking research to classroom instructional practices. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Louisville, Kentucky.

Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2007). An evaluation training. Roundtable Discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Staff Development Council, Dallas, Texas.

Scott-Harris, S., Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2007). Mentoring for minorities: A pathway to student retention focusing on the first year of college. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Bell, J. L., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2006). Impact of No Child Left Behind on the passage rate for statewide assessments in mathematics: A comparative look at students with disabilities. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Birmingham, Alabama.