Senior Lecturer

As a senior lecturer of Middle Level Education and Secondary Education, Tricia Brown teaches courses in both programs focusing on areas of curriculum, educational technology, teaching young adolescents, and place-based education. She also provides advising and supervision of students in their practicum experiences. In addition to her teaching and advising roles, Tricia serves as the coordinator the Secondary Education Master of Arts in Teaching program.

With expertise in STEM education and universal design, Tricia's experiences in K-12 educational settings include time as a middle and high school science teacher as a well as an innovative learning district resource teacher.

Her research interests include project-based curriculum and education for sustainability. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Natural Resources with a focus in Transdisciplinary and Sustainable Leadership.

Tricia has presented her work at national conferences sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the Association for Middle Level Education. She co-authored a forthcoming article on on middle grades teachers’ dispositions in a personalized learning context to be published in Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools.

In addition to serving as a faculty member with the Middle Grades Collaborative in Vermont, Tricia is affiliated with the Association for Middle Level Education and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching .

Publications

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

  • Middle Grades Collaborative in Vermont
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
Tricia Brown

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational technology
  • Place-based education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education
  • Teacher education
  • Technology and learning
  • Universal design

Education

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

Contact

Office Location:

Waterman 409C

Courses Taught

  • EDSC 011 Educational Technology for Secondary Teachers
  • EDML 260 Teaching Young Adolescents
  • EDFS 002 School and Society
  • EDML 171 Middle Level Place-Based Practicum