Newsmaker: Launcelot Brown
Noteworthy: Brown received the Sizemore Spirit Award on June 1 at Duquesne University's third annual Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference. The award goes to a faculty member whose "extraordinary research and/or teaching efforts have advanced the School of Education's focus on urban education."
Family: Wife, Emelda; two grown daughters, Mandisa and Kedra
Occupation: Duquesne University associate professor and chairman of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education
Background: Brown serves as a research mentor for The Heinz Fellows, a group of African-American students selected by The Heinz Endowments, who are earning master's degrees in secondary education at Duquesne. He has worked for the Sizemore Pipeline Initiative, which helps Pittsburgh Public Schools high school students prepare for careers in teaching.
Education: Doctorate in educational research, evaluation and policy studies from Virginia Tech; a master's degree in education (special education) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; bachelor's degree from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Quote: "It is a humbling experience because there are so many others doing the same work who are not being recognized. I want students to know that they do belong and that they are important because they're human, and you can achieve whatever you wish to achieve."
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