Tricia Brown is a Lecturer of Middle and Secondary Education in the Department of Education at the University of Vermont. Tricia teachers several courses in both programs, including Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Secondary Science Methods, and Middle School Organization and Pedagogy. She also supervises students in their early and final practicum experiences.

Tricia’s experiences in the K-12 setting include time as a middle and high school science teacher as a well as an Innovative Learning district resource teacher. Her research interests include personalized learning and proficiency-based assessment.


Bishop, P., Downes, J., Netcoh, S., DeMink-Carthew, J., Farber, K., LeGeros, L., & Stokes, T. (forthcoming). Middle grades teachers’ dispositions in a personalized learning context. In P. Howell (Ed.), Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools: Enduring Beliefs, Changing Times, Evolving Practices. Volume X in The handbook of research in middle level education. American Educational Research Association’s Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Richter, E., Stokes, T., Megivern, L., & Howard, B. (2019). Motivational Differences by Gender for students' Participation in Co-curricular Service Learning. AERA, Toronto.

Bishop, P.A., Farber, K., Downes, J.M., DeMink-Carthew, J. Stokes, T., & Mark, R. (2018). Teacher roles in middle grades personalized learning environments. AERA, New York.

DeMink-Carthew, J. & Stokes, T. (2017). Proficiency-based learning in a middle level program. AMLE Teacher Education Symposium, Philadelphia.

Stokes, T. (2017). Connecting Research and Advocacy: Professional Blog Writing for Pre-Service Teachers. AMLE Teacher Education Symposium, Philadelphia.

Stokes, T. & Imbriale, R. (2015). Journey to a 1:1 Learner-Centered Environment, OnCUE Journal, Summer 2015.

Associations and Affiliations

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Teacher education
  • Technology and learning
  • Universal design


  • M.S. in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. in Secondary Education, Biology and Chemistry from Central Michigan University


Office Location:

Waterman 408