Dr. James Curtis Brown has dedicated more than 30 years of his academic, professional and community service experiences to raising the academic achievement and personal development levels of Black male youth. He is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, teaching courses to future teachers on the relationship of race and education, co-authoring a book on the effective parental practices that result in high academic achievement, facilitating the development of a school design focused on raising the achievement level of under achieving secondary level Black males, and coordinating the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Delta Chi and Gamma Iota Lambda’s Chapter’s Go To High School, Go To College Program at the iconic Boys and Girls High School, in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
Dr. Brown designed, developed, and was founding principal, of Hastings Academy, Baldwin Union Free School District’s first alternative high school, Principal of a New York State Education Department recognized High Performing/Closing the Achievement Gap school in Baldwin, and Principal of a New York City Board of Education and Council of Supervisors and Administrators Performance Award winning school.
Dr. Brown’s published works include Modified Analytic Induction: High Achieving Black Male Students in a Diverse Suburban Northeast Middle School, A Case Study of High-Achieving Black Male Students and Their Perceptions on the Causes of the Black-White Test Score Gap, and The Relationship Between Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism and Assigned Grade Level. Dr. Brown graduated with a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership from Dowling College, a Masters of Science in Education from Hunter College, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic University. He is a certified school district and building leader with New York State and a member of Pi Lambda Theta, a national honor society for educators, and a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and of American Educational Research Association.