The UT System Board of Regents recently honored Keffrelyn Brown, assistant professor, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, with a 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the group’s highest teaching honor.
Brown, a Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Faculty Fellow, joins 26 other UT faculty, and is one of 65 recipients system-wide to receive the award. The distinction, which grants recipients $25,000, recognizes faculty for outstanding and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level, and is based on their teaching performance over a three-year period.
Established in 2008, faculty nominees are reviewed by a panel of students, peers and external reviewers. Criteria include expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
Brown’s research and teaching interests concern the sociocultural knowledge of teaching, multicultural teacher education, curriculum theory and educational discourses related to African American students. She holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and is an affiliate faculty member in the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.