Abbie H. Brown, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education
East Carolina University
- PhD. - Instructional Systems Technology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1999.
- M.S.- Instructional Systems Technology. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1997.
- M.A. - Languages, Literature, & Social Studies: Teaching of English. Columbia University, New York, NY. 1988.
- B.A. - Communication and Theater Arts. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 1982.
- Professor, Instructional Technology: East Carolina University. 2006-present
- Part Time Faculty: Walden University. Advisor and dissertation committee member/chair for doctoral students in the Educational Technology program. 1996-2017
- Associate Professor: California State University, Fullerton. Faculty member in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. 2002-2006
- Assistant Professor: Washington State University. Faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning. 1999-2002
- Instructor: Western Governor's University. In association with Washington State University; responsible for developing and teaching online instructional design courses in the Learning and Technology Masters Program. 1999-2000
- Associate Instructor: Indiana University. Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Instructional Systems Technology. 1995-1999
- Interim Chair: Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education. East Carolina University. 2015-present.
- Eighth Grade English Teacher: George Washington Middle School, Ridgewood, NJ. 1988-1995.
- Elementary Teacher: Bank Street School for Children. 1986-1988.
HONORS & AWARDS
- AECT Outstanding Book Award: The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition (Routledge)
- AECT Immersive Learning Award: Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences: A Podcast Series. Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 2014
- UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. University of North Carolina Board of Governors. 2014
- Presidential Service Award. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). 2012.
- Treasured Pirate Award. East Carolina University College of Education. 2009.
- Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award. North Carolina Distance Learning Association (NCDLA). 2008.
- Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. California State University, Fullerton. 2005.
- The Jerrold E. Kemp Instructional Systems Technology Fellowship. Indiana University Department of Instructional Systems Technology. 1999
- Best Practice Award for Outstanding Writing and Science Curriculum. New Jersey State Department of Education. 1994.
- The New Jersey Governor's Teacher Recognition Program Award for Excellence in Teaching. New Jersey State Department of Education. 1993
- Editor-in-Chief: TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning. 2009-2012.
- Member: North Carolina Distance Learning Association Board of Directors. 2007-2009.
- Editor: North Carolina Distance Learning Association Newsletter. 2008-2009.
- President: Multimedia Development and Production division of the Associate for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). 2006-2007. President: Ridgewood Education Association, Ridgewood NJ (National Education Association affiliate). 1994-1995.
Orlich, D., Harder, R., Trevisan, M., Brown, A., Darcy Miller, (2017). Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, 11th Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Brown, A. & Green, T. (2014). Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology: Brown, A. & Green, T. (2014). Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology: Maximizing Budgets and Minimizing Costs in Order to Provide Personalized Learning Opportunities. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, Volume 40. New York: Springer.
Brown, A.H., Cowan, J. & Green, T. (2016). Faculty Productivity Using Social Media and Measuring Its Impact. EDUCAUSE Review.
Brown, A.H. & Green, T.D. (2016). The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge.
Brown, A.H. (2015). 3D Printing in Instructional Settings: Identifying a Curricular Hierarchy of Activities. TechTrends 59(5). 16-24.
Brown, A.H. & Green, T.D. (2015). Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe. Eugene OR: ISTE.
Brown, A. & Green, T. (2014). Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology: Maximizing Budgets and Minimizing Costs in Order to Provide Personalized Learning Opportunities. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, Volume 38. New York: Springer.
Sugar, W., Hoard, B., Brown, A., & Daniels, L. (2012). Identifying Multimedia Production Competencies and Skills of Instructional Design and Technology Professionals: An Analysis of Recent Job Postings. Educational Technology Systems, 40 (3), 227-249.
Brown, A. & Sugar, W. (2010). Second Life in Education: The Case of Commercial Online Virtual Reality Applied to Teaching and Learning. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2 (1-2), 107-116.
Sugar, W., Brown, A., & Luterbach, K. (2010). Examining the Anatomy of a Screencast: Uncovering Common Elements and Instructional Strategies. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11(3).
Brown, A. H. & Green, T. (2009). How Much Time do Students Spend Reading Threaded Discussions?: A Study of Online Graduate Courses Requiring Asynchronous Participation. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(6), 51-64.
Brown, A. H. & Green, T. (2003). Showing up to Class in Pajamas (or Less!): The Fantasies and Realities of Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers. Clearing House, 76(3), 148-151.
Brown, A. H. & Campbell, A. (2002). Welcoming the Culture of Computing into the K-12 Classroom: Technological Fluency and Lessons Learned from Second Language Acquisition and Cross Cultural Studies. Multicultural Education, 10(2), 10-14.
Brown, A. H. (1999). Simulated Classrooms and Artificial Students: The Potential Effects of New Technologies on Teacher Education. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 32(4), 307-318.
Brown, A. H., Green, T., Yopp, H., & Yopp, R., Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development Grant ($6,000.00), California State University, Fullerton. 2003
Crouch, G., Brahler, C., Hallgren, K., Brown, A. H. , & Hudelson, M. Adaptive Teaching and Learning Environments in Science and Mathematics Education at Washington State University ($100,000.00), National Science Foundation (NSF). 2002.
Brown, A. H. & Miller, D., Computer-Based Learning Objects for Students with Mild Mental Retardation ($30,000.00), ARC of Washington. 2000.
Brown, A. H. & Helmstetter, E., teach.edu ($1,400,000.00), Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3). 2000.
Brown, A. & Green, T. (2016). Cheap and Easy Virtual Reality: Tools and Resources for the Classroom. AECT, Las Vegas, NV.
Brown, A., Cowan, J. & Green, T. (2016). Faculty Productivity in the 21st Century: Using Social Media and Network Analysis to Generate and Illustrate Impact. SITE, Savannah, GA.
Brown, A. (2016). The Networked Instructor: Honoring the Past, Keeping Pace with the Present, Looking to the Future [Conference Keynote]. Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute. Greenville, NC
Brown, A. (2014). 3D Printing: A New Instructional Medium. AECT, Jacksonville, FL.
Brown, A. (2013, May). Visual Design for Instruction: Using Graphic Design Principles to Improve Legibility and Readability. Webinar: Laureate International Universities, Baltimore, MD.
Brown, A. & Green, T. (2012). Augmented Reality and Mobile Devices: QR Codes and AR Apps. AECT, Louisville, KY.
Brown, A. H. & Green, T. (2012). Balancing Digital Security and Productivity: Finding your School's Comfort Zone. ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education Conference, San Diego, CA.
Brown, A. H., Luterbach, K., & Sugar, W. (2009). The Current State of Screencast Technology and What is Known About its Instructional Effectiveness. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Charleston, SC.
Brown, A. H. (2008, November). A Year of my Second Life: Incorporating an Online Virtual Reality Presence into Academic Professional Practice. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Orlando, FL.
Brown, A. H., Blair, H., & Luterbach, K. (2007). Reading in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Modern Media. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Atlanta, Georgia.
Green, T., Brown, A., Yopp, R., & Yopp, H. (2003). An Action Research Study of the Collaborative Process among Subject Matter Experts and Designers in the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Media for Use in an Elementary Classroom. AECT, Anaheim, CA
Miller, D. & Brown, A. (2002, April). Creating Opportunities for Advanced Media Production and Instructional Design: Generating Learning Objects. American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
Udemy (udemy.com), Learning Advisory Board Member. 2016-2017.
Wake Technical Community College, Program Evaluation for Facilitating Online Teaching. 2016.
Winston-Salem State University, Workshops on Distance Learning and Teaching. 2015.
East Carolina University College of Business, Grant: MOOC Development for UNC-GA, Instructional Design consultant. 2013.
Pearson Publishing, Instructional Design for Instructional Media Producers, Development and presentation of telecourses on learner analysis and instructional media design. 2013.
Headstrong Corporation, Webinar presentation: The Essentials of Instructional Design for eLearning, Named eLearning Advisor to the Headstrong Corporation, I presented a one-hour presentation on instructional design's history and current practice to an invited audience consisting of learning professionals in corporate settings. 2011.
ECU College of Technology and Computer Science, TECS-TRAIN program, Presented, Learning Environments & Instructional Activities. 2011.
Cleveland Community College, FIT program (Title III funding), Invited to present Teaching Online: Benefits, Challenges and Effective Strategies to faculty currently involved in or transitioning to online teaching. 2011.
Cartaret Community College, Distance Learning at Cartaret Community College, Conducted workshops for faculty involved with distance instruction. 2008.
Last updated May 2017