Teachers College, Columbia University

Amy E. Brown, Research Associate

Amy Brown conducts qualitative research on STEM education, institutional supports for faculty learning, teaching and learning, and community colleges implementing guided pathways reforms. Her current projects include the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative and an NSF project focused on the potential for guided pathways reforms to address barriers to student access to and success in STEM programs. Brown's past research projects have focused on the costs of guided pathways reforms, guided pathways implementation in Tennessee and Washington, the  student major selection processes, and the national AACC Pathways Project and the California Guided Pathways Project. Her professional interests include efforts to challenge and remedy educational inequities, the craft and ethics of qualitative research, and learning and teaching across the lifespan.

Brown holds an MSEd in reading, writing, and literacy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and a BA in education and creative writing from Colgate University. Prior to joining CCRC, Brown assisted on faculty research projects at Penn GSE and at Colgate. She also worked with young children in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, at Abington Friends School, and at the Bowdoin College Children’s Center.