Faculty Profile

Benjamin Brown, Professor Graduate Education

Phone: 865.531.4117
Alt. Phone: 615.496.6653
Office: Cedar Bluff 125

Education and Background

    PhD in Educational Administration & Supervision with emphases in Finance, Law, and Mathematics from The University of Florida at Gainesville.

    MA in mathematics from MTSU

    BA in history and mathematics from David Lipscomb University.

    Executive Director of Tennessee Center for Education Research
    Executive Director of Evaluation and Assessment
    Director of Accountability
    Director of Career Ladder Evaluations
    Assistant Director of the Tennessee School Finance Equity Study
    Fellow at the National Education Finance Project, University of Florida.

Research and Teaching Areas

    Teaching Areas:
    Quantitative research. Introduction to Inquiry, Critical Inquiry, Quantitatve Procedures, Global and Comparative Education, Leadership; Policy Analysis, and Doctoral Seminar I and II.
    Development, administration, and implementation of programs designed to provide fiscal equity in the financing of Tennessee’s schools; objective measures of teacher quality for merit pay; value added measures for system, school and teacher accountability; and state assessments for student achievement.
    Research interest include: education finance, accountability, assessment, program evaluation, and factors impacting student achievement

Scholarly Highlights