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Launcelot I. Brown, Ph.D., Sizemore Professor

Dr. BrownLauncelot I. Brown, Ph.D is Professor of Educational Research and Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University. He earned his Ph.D in Educational Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. At Duquesne University he teaches courses in educational statistics. Dr. Brown is a former teacher, special educator for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and a former principal of the school for deaf children. He has served on many national educational boards in Trinidad and Tobago, including the National Advisory Committee on Special Education. His research interests are in the area of school leadership, student achievement and school effectiveness. While his research focuses on the English-speaking Caribbean, his interest includes academic achievement of all students from the African Diaspora. In conducting his research, he utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Dr. Brown has been invited speaker and presented his work at several international, national, and regional conferences. He served as an Associate Editor for the journal, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice from 2006 to 2009 and is an active member of CIES and AERA where he is actively involved with the Caribbean and African Studies in Education SIG.