Brown, Steven, Ph.D.

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Brown, Steven, Ph.D.

Steven Brown - Educational Leadership and Policy Department Faculty

Steven Brown, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise


Doctor of Philosophy

Iowa State University

Phone: 920-424-0338

Office: N/E 615


  • Educational law and ethics
  • Social Justice
  • Educational research

Dr. Steven Brown is currently Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, received his PhD from Iowa State University in Educational Leadership. His academic areas of specialization include educational law and ethics, social justice, and educational research.

Prior to his academic appointment at UW-Oshkosh in September of 2015, Steve was a tenured associate professor of Educational Leadership at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2014-2015), and also a tenured professor of Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago from 1989 through 2012. At NEIU he also served as Department and Division Chair of Educational Leadership as well as Special Assistant to the University President for two years.

He has also been a high school teacher, principal, and district-level administrator, as well as a former school board member in Salem, Wisconsin. In April of 2016, Steve was elected to a 3 year term to the Salem School Board, located in Western Kenosha County.

In 2014, Steve was named "The 2014 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Scholar for Diversity Issues," by Washburn University and the Brown Foundation, both of Topeka, Kansas.

In the fall of 2016, Steve had two journal articles published with co-author Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, after whom the case of Brown v. The Board of Education is named. The first article is entitled: "BROWN at 62: Marching Back Into the Future," published in the Journal of Education, Citizenship and Social Justice

The second article, published in The Journal of School Choice, in November of 2016 was, “The Southern Manifesto: A Doctrine of Resistance 60 Years Later,” also co-authored by Cheryl Brown Henderson and Steven M. Brown. 

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