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Amber Brown

Amber Brown, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Intervention Programs
  • Early Childhood Home Visiting
  • Parent/Family Involvement


Publications

Book Chapters

  • Jain, P., Brown, A. L., & Graves, S. (Accepted). Considerations for Working with Early Childhood in The Practitioner's Guide to Behavior Management (Working Title).

Refereed Journal Articles:

International

  • Brown, A. L., Collins, D., & Myers, J. (2019). How pre-service teachers’ sense of teaching efficacy and preparedness to teach impact performance during student teaching. Educational Studies. doi: 10.1080/03055698.2019.1651696. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby/10.1080/03055698.2019.1651696?scroll=top&needAccess=true
  • Nievar, M. A., Brown, A. L., Nathans, L., Chen, Q., & Martinez-Cantu, V. (2018). Home visiting among inner-city families: Links to early academic achievement. Early Education and Development, 29(8), 1115-1128. doi: 10.1080/10409289. 2018.1506229
  • Brown, A. L. & Lee, J. (2017). Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in HIPPY and in Head Start. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 15(1), 61-72. doi: 0.1177/1476718X15577006. (first published in 2015 via OnlineFirst at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ecr)
  • Martin, L. A., & Brown, A. L. (2016). CPARC: Strengthening the connection between citizenship and service-learning. International Journal Research on Service-Learning in Teacher Education, 4, 1-15. Retrieved from https://journals.tdl.org/ijrslte/ index.php/ IJRSLTE/article/view/40
  • Brown, A. L. (2015). The impact of early intervention on the school readiness of children born to teenage mothers. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 13(2), 181-195. doi: 10.1177/1476718X13479048
  • Brown, A. L., Lee, J., & Collins, D. (2015). Does student teaching matter? Investigating teacher candidates’ sense of teaching efficacy. Teaching Education, 26(1), 77-93.  doi: 10.1080/10476210.2014.957666
  • Brown, A. L. (2014). Implementing active learning into online teacher preparation courses. The American Journal of Distance Education, 28(3). doi: 10.1080/08923647. 2014.924695
  • Brown, A. L., & Lee, J. (2014). School performance in elementary, middle and high school: A comparison of children based on HIPPY participation during the preschool years. The School Community Journal, 24(2), 83-106. Retrieved from http://www.adi.org/journal/2014fw/BrownLeeFall2014.pdf
  • Brown, A. L., Harris, M. M., Jacobson, A. L., Trotti, J., & Nathans, L. (2014). Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing pre-service teachers for family engagement. The Teacher Educator, 49(2), 133-151. doi: 10.1080/ 08878730.2014.887169
  • Lee, J., Tice, K., Collins, D., Melton, J., Brown, A. L., Smith, C., & Fox, J. (2012). Assessing student teaching experiences: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy. Educational Research Quarterly, 36(2), 3-19.
  • Easton-Brooks, D., & Brown, A. L. (2010). The effect of age at kindergarten entry on reading proficiency skills of African and European American students. The Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 24(2), 97-111. doi: 10.1080/02568541003635144

National

  • Brown, A. L. (2019). Lessons learned from Head Start and HIPPY collaborations. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 21(2), 96-102. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/802
  • Brown, A. L. (2019). HIPPY and Head Start working together: Examining current collaborations and the outcomes for children. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 22(1), 27-56. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/777
  • Brown, A. L., & Johnson, U. (2014). The impact of early intervention on school readiness and parent involvement of at-risk children. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field,17(1), 74-87. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/71/219
  • Brown, A. L., & Johnson, U. (2014). The HIPPY early intervention program: Its impact on school readiness and parent involvement - research to practice summary. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 17(1). 130-135. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/127
  • Lee, J., Fox, J., & Brown, A. L. (2011). Content analysis of children’s mathematics proficiency. Education and Urban Society, 43(5), 627- 641. doi: 10.1177/0013124510380906

State

  • Trotti, J., Harris, M., Jacobson, A. L., & Brown, A. L. (2012). Pre-service teachers’ multicultural teaching concerns and knowledge about parent involvement practices. Teacher Education and Practice, 25(1), 24-37.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles:

International

  • Trotti, J., Harris, M., Jacobson, A. L., & Brown, A. L. (2006). Volunteering for student success: When parents, teachers, and communities connect. E-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community, 6(4). Retrieved from https://www.e-volunteerism.com/quarterly/06jul/06jul-fourauthors

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

International

  • Jain, P. & Brown, A. (2018). The effectiveness of using video recordings in an adapted lesson study project to improve reflective practices and early childhood math and science integrated lessons. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1184-1189). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182676/.

State

  • Brown, A. L. (March, 2005). The effect of breastfeeding education on breastfeeding initiation rates among teenage mothers. In J. M. Walter (Ed.). Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Meeting (pp. 279-282). Dallas, TX.

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings:

International

  • Brown, A. L., Nievar, M. A., & Nathans, L. (2018, April 15). Home visiting among inner-city families: Links to early academic achievement. Paper presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., Myers, J., & Collins, D. (2016, April 12). How pre-service teachers’ sense of teaching efficacy and preparedness to teach impact performance during student teaching. Paper presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., Collins, D., & Myers, J. (2015, April 16). Effects of student teaching on pre-service teachers’ sense of teaching efficacy and preparedness to teach. Paper presented at the 2015 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., Collins, D., & Myers, J. (2014, April 7). Quality of mentor teacher feedback and its relationship to mentor teacher efficacy and student teachers' perceptions of mentor teacher effectiveness. Paper presented at the 2014 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., & McEnturff, A. (2014, April 6). Parental involvement, academic outcomes, and academic aspirations of high school seniors who participated in HIPPY as preschoolers. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., Collins, D., & Myers, J. (2013, April 29). Pre-service teachers’ sense of teaching efficacy and preparedness to teach. Paper presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L. (2011, April 10). Children of teenage mothers: Effects of early intervention on school success. Paper presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L. & Lee, J. (2011, April 8). The impact of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades. Paper presented at the meeting of the 2011 American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  • Brown, A. L., Trotti, J., Jacobson, A. L., & Harris, M. (2011, April 11). Parent Teacher Education Connection: A web-based model for pre-service teacher education in parent involvement. Paper presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from the AERA Online Paper Repository.

Instructional Materials

  • Brown, A. L., & White, K. (March, 2011). Domain IV: Science. In J. Fox (Ed.). Online Performance and Approval System for the TExES EC-6 Generalist.  Boston: Pearson.

Technical Reports

  • Jain, P., Brown, A. L., Graves, S., Huss-Keeler, R., & Chvala, T. (2019). Hawk Early Learning Center Development Plan. Proposal presented to President’s Office and ETC Montessori by the Early Childhood Faculty.
  • Jain, P., Brown, A. L., Huss-Keeler, R., Graves, S., & Chvala, T. (2018). Early Childhood Leadership Initiative Addendum. Proposal presented to Samuel’s Foundation by the Early Childhood Faculty.
  • Jain, P., Brown, A. L., Graves, S., Chvala, T., Huss-Keeler, R., (2018). Proposal for UHCL Child Development Lab School. Proposal presented to President’s office by the Early Childhood Faculty.
  • Bartsch, R., Brown, A. L., Green, A. (2017). Child Care for the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Report Presented to University Life Committee of the Faculty Senate of the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Other

  • Smith, Diane. (September 15, 2013). Fort Worth bond plan includes $24 million for universal pre-kindergarten. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Interviewed for expert opinion in the article.
  • Brown, J. (February 18, 2013). Funding is Crucial for Pre-Kindergarten Plan: Obama’s proposal meets with enthusiasm and skepticism. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Interviewed for expert opinion and quoted in the article.
  • Latvala, C. (Dec/Jan 2013). Kicked-Up Kindergarten: How Kindergarten has changed for a new generation of 5-year-olds. Parenting. Interviewed for expert opinion and quoted in the article.
  • Featured in the article: Re-examining Parents and Teachers. Inquiry Research: The Research Magazine for the University of Texas Arlington (2012).


Research Projects

Head Start/HIPPY Collaborations