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October, 2017

Ryan A. Brown, Ph.D.

Illinois State University
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
DeGarmo Hall, Campus Box 5330
Normal, IL 61790-5330
Phone: (309) 438-3964 Email: rbrown@ilstu.edu
Fax: (309) 438-8659

I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A. Professional Preparation
Indiana University, Ph.D., Curriculum Studies Conferred 2007
Ball State University, M.A., Technology Education Conferred 1999
Ball State University, B.S., Technology Education Conferred 1998

B. Professional Employment
Illinois State University
Joint Appointment, Department of Technology 2017-Current
Associate Director, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, TCH 2016-Current
Acting Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs, TCH Spring 2015
Acting Associate Director for Scheduling and Contractual Staff, TCH Fall 2014
Associate Director, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology 2008-2015
Associate Professor, School of Teaching and Learning 2013-Current
Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning 2007-2013

Indiana University
Instructor (non tenure-track) 2003-2007

Ball State University
Associate Instructor (non tenure-track) 2000-2003

Lawrence Central High School
Technology Education Teacher 2000-2003

Oak Hill junior/Senior High School
Technology Education Teacher 1999-2000
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II. TEACHING

A. Courses Taught

TCH Course title Mode
TCH 212 The Teaching Profession in Secondary Schools (formerly Online, Hybrid,
Issues in Secondary Education) Face to Face
TCH 216 Instructional and Evaluative Methods in Secondary Face to Face
Education (formerly Methods and Evaluation in
Secondary Education)
TCH 429 Teacher Workshop (Various grant-funded workshops) Hybrid, Face to
Face
TCH 473 Supporting Practicing Teachers: Effective Mentoring, Online
Coaching, and Professional Development Strategies
TCH 481 Professional Research Hybrid
TCH 491 Internship in College Teaching Face to Face
TCH 501 Introduction to Doctoral Scholarship Face to Face
TCH 562 Foundations of Teacher Education Face to Face
TCH 576 Contemporary Curriculum Theory Online
EAF 515 Methods of Qualitative Research in Education Hybrid

B. Course Development /Redesign
• DART
o Redesigned TCH 576: Contemporary Curriculum Theory to be an online course
• Doctoral Program Redesign
o Drafted a new doctoral program for the review of the Graduate Committee
• Online Master’s Degree
o Coordinated the development and advertising of the new 100% Online Master’s
Degree
• ECE Redesign
o Worked with ECE Program to assist in their program redesign
• Urban Redesign
o Developed an urban section of TCH 212 Issues in Secondary Education
• TCH 216 Methods and Evaluation in Secondary Education
o Worked with others to redesign the course to meet new ISBE Standards

C. Advisees (Current Students in Bold)
Doctoral Student Role Status
Ayshah Alahmari Chairperson Passed Comps
Andrew Beaty Committee member Defended Proposal
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Jim Britton Committee member Defended Proposal
Eric Dolan Chairperson Passed Comps
Christina Ordonez Committee member Passed Comps
Philip Pulley Committee member Defended Proposal
Jason Spoor-Harvey Committee member Passed Comps
Kathy Clesson Committee member Defended
Kristina Kaufman Committee member Defended
Mary Pat Krones Committee member Defended
Sara McCubbins Chair Defended
Molly Munson-Dryer Committee member Defended
Ester Ntuli Committee member Defended
Brian Wright Committee member Defended

Masters Student Role Status
Yasmin Ahmed Chair Defended,
Drew Abney (Technology) Committee member Defended,

Master’s Student Advisees
I serve as the advisor to all 80 students in the online Master’s degree program

III. SCHOLARSHIP

A. Publications
Articles (National/Int’l, Refereed)
Antink-Meyer, A., & Brown, R.A. (In revision). Nature of engineering as a goal of science
education. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology
Education.
Antink-Meyer, A., & Brown, R.A. (2017). Second career science teachers' classroom
conceptions of science and engineering practices examined through the lens of their
professional histories. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
39(11), 1511-1528.
Dixon, R., Brown, R. (2012). Transfer of learning: Connecting concepts during problem
solving. Journal of Technology Education, 24(1), 2-17.
Brown, J., Brown, R. & Merrill, C. (2012). Science and Technology Educators’ Enacted
Curriculum: Areas of Possible Collaboration for an Integrative STEM Approach in
Public Schools. Technology and Engineering Teacher. 71(4), 30-34.
Brown, R., Brown, J., Reardon, K., & Merrill, C. (2011). Understanding STEM: Current
Perceptions. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 70(6), 5-9.
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Merrill, C., Devine, K., Brown, J., & Brown, R. (2010). Improving geometric and
trigonometric knowledge and skill for high school mathematics teachers: A professional
development partnership. The Journal of Technology Studies. XXXVI (2), 20-30.
Brown, R. & Brown, J. (2010). What is technology education? – A review of the “official
curriculum.” The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and
Ideas, 83(2).
Brown, R. (2009). Curriculum consonance and dissonance in technology education
classrooms. Journal of Technology Education, 20 (2). 8-22.
Brown, R. (2006). Eastern Indiana Normal School: The economic and civic quest. American
Educational History Journal, 33 (2). 135-145.
Shackelford, R., Brown, R. & Warner, S. (2004). Using Concepts and Theoretical Models to
Support the Standards for Technological Literacy. Technology Teacher, 63 (5) 7-11.

Articles (Invited)
Brown, R.A., & Antink-Meyer, A. (2017). Makerspaces in informal settings. Educational
Technology Magazine. LVII(2), 75-77.

Articles (Non-Refereed)
Brown, R., Ernst, J., Clark, A, DeLuca, B., & Kelly, D. (2017). STEM curricula. Technology
& Engineering Teacher, 77(1), 26-29.
Brown, R. & Lyde A. (2012). The Impact of Clinical Experience on the Professional
Identity of Pre-service Teacher Education Students. Progressive Measures Newsletter,
8(1), 16-20.
Shackelford, R., Brown, R. & Smith, J. (2006, March). Designing Effective Visuals. TIES.
7-11.
Brown, R. (2002). From Drafting to Design: One Teacher's Experience. Technology
Education Report, 13 (4) 8-10.

Books
Brown, R., Brown, J., & Berkehiser, M. (2018). Fundamentals of Engineering, 2nd Edition.
Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
Brown, R., Brown, J., & Berkehiser, M. (2016). Fundamentos de Ingenieria: Diseno,
Principios y Carreras. Catano, Puerto Rico: SM. (Spanish Edition of Fundamentals of
Engineering published by Goodheart/Willcox Publishers).
Brown, R., Brown, J., & Berkehiser, M. (2014). Fundamentals of Engineering. Tinley Park,
IL: Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
Wright, R. T. & Brown, R. (2012). Exploring Design, Technology, and Engineering, 3 rd
Edition. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
Litowitz, L. & Brown, R. (2012). Energy, Power, and Transportation, 2nd Edition. Tinley
Park, IL: Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
Wright, R. T. & Brown, R. (2008). Technology: Design and Applications, 2nd Edition.
Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
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Litowitz, L. & Brown, R. (2007). Energy, Power, and Transportation. Tinley Park, IL:
Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.
Wright, R. T. & Brown, R. (2004). Technology: Design and Applications. Tinley Park, IL:
Goodheart/Willcox Publishers.

Book Chapters
Brown, J & Brown, R. (In Press). Looking at pedagogy. In Daugherty, J. & Welty, K.
CTETE Yearbook, Tools and Techniques for Evaluating STEM Curricula. Muncie, IN:
Council for Technology and Engineering Teacher Education.
Brown, R. (2012). STEM Curricula. In J. Ernst, A. Clark, W. DeLuca, L. Bottomley, & S.
Ferguson (Eds.), Transforming Teaching through implementing inquiry learning
objects. Raleigh, NC.
Brown, R. (2012). Technological Literacy. In Wedwick, L., Seglem, R., and Meyer, B. Broadening the
Lens of Literacy. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Conference Proceedings
Devine, K., Merrill, C., Brown, J. & Brown, R. (2010). Using Solid Modeling in High
School Mathematics Instruction: A Professional Development Partnership. Proceedings
from the 65th Annual American Society for Engineering Education/Engineering Design
Graphics Division Mid-Year Meeting, Houghton, MI.

Grant Reports
Brown, R. (2016) Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career and Technical
Education Project Final Report. Submitted to Illinois State Board of Education.
Brown, R. (2015) Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career and Technical
Education Project Final Report. Submitted to Illinois State Board of Education.
Brown, R. (2014) Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career and Technical
Education Project Final Report. Submitted to Illinois State Board of Education.

B. Presentations
National/Int’l (Refereed)
Antink-Meyer, A., & Brown, R.A. (2016, January). Rural Librarians as STEM Educators.
Presented at the Association for Science Teacher Educators (ASTE) Conference, Reno,
NV.
Brown, R., & Meyer, A.A. (2015, July). Scientific and engineering practices in CTE
classrooms. SREB High Schools that Work Staff Development Conference, Atlanta,
Ga.
Antink-Meyer, A., & Brown, R. (2015, April). Second career science teachers’ reflections
on the NGSS science practices. National Association of Research in Science Teaching
(NARST), Chicago, IL.
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Lycke, K. & Brown, R. (2015, Feb.) Action in Teacher Educaion: Globalization and teacher
development. Panel discussion presented at The Association of Teacher Educators,
Phoenix, AZ.
Handsfield, L., Crumpler, T., Lucey, T., Brown, R., Lycke, K., (2015, Feb.) Writing for
publication in Action in Teacher Education. Roundtable discussion presented at The
Association of Teacher Educators, Phoenix, AZ.
Antink-Meyer, A., & Brown, R.A. (2015, January). Science to school to science again:
Second career science teachers reflections on the NGSS science practices. Presented at
the Association for Science Teacher Educators (ASTE) Conference, Portland, OR.
Handsfield, L., Crumpler, T., Lucey, T., Brown, R., Lycke, K., (2014, Feb.) Writing for
action: Demystifying the review and revision process. The Association of Teacher
Educators, St. Louis, MO.
Berkeihiser, M., Brown, R., & Brown, J., (2014). Increase enrollment by offering
engineering classes. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association,
Orlando, FL.
Berkeihiser, M., Brown, R., & Brown, J., (2014). Engineering your classroom: Engaging
students with hands-on activities. International Technology and Engineering Educators
Association, Orlando, FL.
Dixon, R., Brown, R. (2012). Connecting concepts through problem solving. International
Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Long Beach, CA.
Brown, J., Merrill, C., & Brown, R. (2011). Barriers to and essential questions of STEM.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Merrill, C., Brown, R. & Brown, J. (2010). STEM education and leadership. U.S.
Department of Education Math and Science Partnership Conference. San Diego, CA
Brown, R. & Lyde, A. (2010). The impact of clinical experience on the professional identity
of pre-service teacher education students. Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago,
IL.
Brown, R. & Brown, J. (2010). Pedagogical content knowledge in secondary STEM
classrooms. International Technology Education Association, Charlotte, NC.
Brown, R. & Brown, J. (2009). Role of Qualitative Research in Technology Education.
International Technology Education Association, Louisville, KY.
Merrill, C., Daugherty, J, Brown, R. & Brown, J. (2009). The Future of TE Degrees: STEM.
International Technology Education Association, Louisville, KY.
Brown, R., Haynes, T. & Ntuli, E. (2009). Using ‘High Schools That Work’
to Improve Learning Outcomes for Illinois High School Students. High Schools that
Work Summer Staff Development Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Haynes, T., Ntuli, E. & Brown, R. (2008). Benchmarks for Progress: Using ‘High School
that Work’ 2006 Assessment Data to Improve Learning Outcomes for Illinois High
School Students. (Poster Session) 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Education, Normal,
IL.
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Haynes, T., Ntuli, E. & Brown, R. (2008). Benchmarks for Progress: Using ‘High School that
Work’ 2006 Assessment Data to Improve Learning Outcomes for Illinois High School
Students. Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Washington, D.C.
Brown, R. (2008). Curriculum consonance in technology education classrooms. International
Technology Education Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brown, R. (2005). Eastern Indiana Normal School: The Economic and Civic Quest.
Midwest History of Education Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Brown, R. (2004) Call to Teach: Reasoning, Experience, or Chance? American Association
for Teaching and Curriculum Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
Shackelford, R. & Brown, R. (2002). Placing Technology Studies in the Core Curriculum.
International Technology Education Association Conference, Columbus, OH.
Shackelford, R. & Brown, R. (2001). Designing Digital Portfolios. International
Technology Education Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Brown, R., Lazaros, E., & Shackelford, R. (1997). Developing PowerPoint Presentations.
Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH.
Shackelford, R. & Brown, R (1997). Beyond Stick Construction: Designing and Building
Geodesic Domes. International Technology Education Association Tech Fest, Tampa,
FL.

Regional/State (Refereed)
Brown, J. & Brown, R. (2010). How STEM teachers integrate concepts of Pedagogical
Content Knowledge. Connections Conference, St. Charles, IL.
Brown, R. (2010). Engineering Education: What is the Vision for Illinois? Connections Conference,
St. Charles, IL.

C. Workshops and Trainings
Regional/State
CTE Summer Workshop, 2016, Effingham, IL
Conference Chair, 2016 Connections Conference, St. Charles, IL
Conference Chair, 2015 Connections Conference, St. Charles, IL
Real Science Teacher Workshop (3 2-hour sessions)
Science R&D Workshop (2 2-hour session)

D. Grants
Funded
Brown, R. Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career and Technical Education
Project. Illinois State Board of Education. (Total: $330,000)
FY 2018: $330,000
FY 2017: $330,000
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Meyer, A.A., & Brown, R.B. (2016). Illinois State University STEM in Rural Libraries
Initiative: Kit Activities Pilot, University Small Research Grant, College of Education,
Illinois State University, $750.
Seglem, R., & Brown, R. (2015). The life of a one-to-one laptop: A digital ethnography.
Illinois State University, University Research Grant. $10,000.
Brown, R. Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career and Technical Education
Project. Illinois State Board of Education. (Total: $990,000)
FY 2016: $330,000
FY 2015: $330,000
FY 2014: $330,000
Hunter, W., Christensen, B., Brown, R. Real Science. Illinois State Board of Education,
Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership Project. (Total: $379,372)
FY 2014: $222,658
FY 2013: $156,714
Meyer, A., & Brown, R. (2013). Second Career Science Teachers Professional
Backgrounds’ and the Science and Engineering Practices in their Classrooms. Illinois
State University, University Research Grant. $10,800.
Brown, R. IBIO Summer Institute. IBIO Educate Center. (Total: $25,700)
FY 2013: $14,000
FY 2012: $11,700
Brown, R. Engaged STEM. Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Mathematics and
Science Partnerships Grant. (Total: $502,985)
FY 2012: $81,308
FY 2011: $249,680
FY 2010: $171,997
Merrill, C., Devine, K., Brown, J., & Brown, R. Improving Geometric and Trigonometric
Knowledge and Skill for High School Mathematics Teachers Illinois State Board of
Education, Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Summer Workshop/Institute
Grant. (Total: $335,119)
FY 2011: $51,173
FY 2010: $173,610
FY 2009: $110,336
Merrill, C., Hunter, W., Brown, R., & Brown, J. STEM Education and Leadership Program.
Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant.
(Total: $775,515)
FY 2012: $50,000
FY 2011: $228,677
FY 2010: $247,562
FY 2009: $249,276
Brown, R. C&I 212 Issues in Secondary Education Urban Course Revision. Preparing Urban
Teachers: 2010 TEACHER+PLUS Course Development Grant.
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FY 2010: $4000.
Brown, J. & Brown, R. How STEM teachers integrate the concepts of PCK. Illinois University
Council of Career and Technical Education, Award for Innovations Grant.
FY 2009: $7,450
Brown, R. Curriculum consonance in technology education classrooms. Illinois State
University, New Faculty University Research Grant.
FY 2008: $2000
Brown, R. Curricular continuity between engineering and technology education. (Funded
2008). Illinois State University, University Research Small Grant.
FY 2008: $500
Brown, R. Curriculum consonance in technology education classrooms. Council on
Technology Teacher Educators, Research Incentive Grant.
FY 2008: $1000.

Unfunded
Meyer, A.A., & Brown, R.A. (Unfunded 2015). Kits for STEM programming in rural public
libraries. Ameren, $3300.
Meyer, A., Brown, R., Grieshaber, D.C., & Matekja, L. (Unfunded 2014). Science and
Technology Engineering Exceptional Learning (STEEL) Program, Submitted to NSF,
STEM-C Partnerships: MSP. $1,045,128.
Meyer, A., Brown, R., Croker, S., Lycke, K., Zimmerman, C., & Hesson-McInnis, M.
(Unfunded 2012). CRISALIS Project. Submitted to NSF, DRK-12. $304,444.
Brown, R. (Unfunded2012). ROE Subcontract, Submitted to Illinois State Board of
Education, Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership Project, $44,147
Brown, R (Unfunded 2011). Integrated Curricula Literature Review. International
Baccalaureate. $5,000.
Devine, K., Merrill, C., Brown, J., & Brown, R. Fostering STEM. (Unfunded 2010) Illinois
State Board of Education, Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Summer
Workshop/Institute Grant. $180,000
Dixon, R., & Brown, R. (Unfunded 2010). Project Lead the Way and Conceptual Transfer.
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education. $22,789
Brown, R. Curricular continuity between engineering and technology education. (Unfunded
2008). Illinois State University, University Research Grant. $5,500.

E. Editor/Reviewer (Books, Journals, Grants)
Co-Editor, Action in Teacher Education (2012-2016) – 14 Issues
Co-Editor, Journal of STEM Teacher Education (2015) – 1 Issue
Reviewer, Advanced Placement Classes Grant Proposal, Illinois State Board of Education
Reviewer, Journal of Technology Education (1-2 reviews per year)
Reviewer, Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research (1-2 reviews per year)
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IV. SERVICE

A. External Service
National/Int’l Associations/Committees
Professional Journal Committee Member, Association of Teacher Educators (2012-2016)
Vice President, Council on Technology Teacher Education (2011-2014)
Membership Committee Member, International Technology Education Association (2006-
2010)
Yearbook Committee Member, Council on Technology Teacher Education (2008-2011)
Leadership Development Committee Member, Council on Technology Teacher Education
(2007-2010)
Outstanding Book Award Committee Member, American Educational Research
Association: Division B (2007-2008)

State/Regional
Career and Technical Education Fact Sheet Committee Member, Illinois State Board of
Education (2015-present)
Advanced Placement Classes Grant Reviewer, Illinois State Board of Education (2015-
2016).

Local
Citizen’s Advisory Council Member, Unit 5 School District (2014-present)

B. Internal Service
University
CAEP Ad-Hoc Committee Member (2017-Present)
Sorenson Dissertation Award Review Committee Member (2016-Present)
University Service Award Committee Member (2016-Present)
University Hearing Panel Member (2013-2015)
Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Associate Director (2008-2016)
Co-Chair, Diverse Learners Task Force, Council on Teacher Education (2010-2011)

College
College Council Vice-Chair (2017-Present)
University Principal Search Committee Member (2012-Current)
5-year Plan Writing Team Member (2012-2013)
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Keystone Sub-Committee Committee for Clinical Experiences Member, University High
School (2007-Curr)
College Council Representative (Spring 2008)
LiveText Liaison, College of Education (2008)

School/Department
Graduate Committee Chair (2016-Current)
Instructional Technology Search Committee Chair (2013-2014)
School Faculty Status Committee Member (2013-2015)
Coordinator of Secondary Education Sequence (2011-2014)
Curriculum Committee Member (2012-2013)
Doctoral Committee Member (2010-2012)
Secondary Education Search Committee Chair (2011-2012)
Institutional Review Board Department Representative (2009-2011)
Secondary Education Search Committee Member (2008-2009)
Scholarship Committee Chairperson (2008-2010)
Secondary Education Committee Member (2008-Current)

V. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

A. Awards and Recognition
Provost’s Leadership Initiative (2017-2018)
One Million Dollar Club, Illinois State University, Inducted 2011.
2012 Leaders to Watch, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association,
Named 2011.
Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana
University. Awarded 2007.