Dr. Steven Brown, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named as the 2014 Oliver L. Brown Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues. Brown was awarded by the Brown Foundation and Washburn University for his stage-play, “Brown. Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren: A Conversation.”
Brown delivered a speech on September 17 at Washburn University to faculty, students, and high school students from the immediate areas. The lecture focused on Brown’s three years of extensive research in writing his award-winning stage-play. In becoming the 2014 Oliver L. Brown Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues, Brown has shown his commitment in teacher education by concentrating on educational law and ethics, social justice, and educational research.
After receiving his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, Brown was a Professor of Educational Law at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He has worked in the broadcast field for an affiliate of National Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio and was a News Anchor and Investigative reporter for a CBS Television News affiliate. Now, he is an award-winning playwright and is also President and Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit Brown-Ullstrup Performing Arts Foundation.
Established in 1988, the Brown Foundation was focused on awarding scholarships to students studying degrees in teacher education while encouraging research on equal academic opportunities for all persons. The Foundation also fought to save the formerly segregated elementary school for African American children, now known as Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.