Fay E. Brown, PhD

Fay E. Brown, an Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale University, serves as the Director of Child and Adolescent Development for the School Development Program in that Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1984 and later received a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling, and then a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Howard University.

Dr. Brown has worked at the elementary, high school and college levels, teaching and counseling students. In 1993, she was recognized by the National Association for Personal Workers (NAPW) for her outstanding contribution to student development. Her major focus is to help schools create and maintain developmentally appropriate conditions to ensure the holistic development of every student.

Dr. Brown has served as educational consultant to various groups, including the educational task force of the United Church of Christ. She is a motivational speaker, and in that capacity, presents at local, national, and international events.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, F.E. & Murray, E. (2005). Essentials of literacy: From a pilot site at Davis Street school to district-wide intervention. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 10 (2), 185-197.
  • Brown, F. E. (2004). Essentials of literacy: Turning nonreaders into readers. In James P. Comer, Edward T. Joyner, and Michael Ben-Avie, Dynamic instructional leadership to support student learning and development: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action (pp.177-187). Thousand Oaks, CA. Corwin Press, Inc.
  • Brown, F. E. & Corbin, J. N. (2004). Child development: The foundation of education. In James P. Comer, Edward T. Joyner, and Michael Ben-Avie, Six pathways to healthy child development and academic success: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action (pp.31- 48). Thousand Oaks, CA. Corwin Press, Inc.
  • Maholmes, V., & Brown, F. (2002). Over-representation of African-American Students in special education: The role of a developmental framework in shaping Teachers’ interpretation of African-American students’ behavior. The Trotter Review: Race, Ethnicity and Public Education, Vol. 14, (1). University of Massachusetts, Boston.
  • Brown, F., & Woodruff, D. (1999). Getting the most out of students: Effort and the teacher-student relationship. In James P. Comer, Michael Ben-Avie, Norris N. Haynes, and Edward T. Joyner. Child by Child: The Comer Process for Change in Education. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Brown, F., Maholmes, V., Murray, E., & Nathan, L. (1998). Davis street magnet school: Linking child development with literacy. Journal of Education for Students Placed AT Risk. Volume 3, 23 – 38.

Selected Presentations/Speeches

  • Linking social development and academic achievement. Presentation made at the Learning and the Brain conference, San Francisco, California, February, 2009.
  • Emotions and Developing Brains: Connecting Brain Research with the Developmental Pathways Model for Effective Teaching. Presentation made at the Learning and the Brain Conference, San Francisco, California, February, 2007
  • Healthy Brains, developmental pathways and teaching: A paradigm shift. Presentation made at the Learning and the Brain conference. Boston, Ma: November, 2006
  • Teachers’ Interpretations of Students’ Behaviors and the Influence of those interpretations on Students’ School Success. Keynote presentation made at the annual colloquium at Francis Marion University, Center of Excellence, South Carolina, October 2006
  • The School Development Program: A framework for providing support for all our children. Presentation made at the 3rd Annual Social Regeneration conference, Dublin, Ireland, January, 2005.
  • Creating and maintaining a change in the school’s culture: A developmental perspective. Presentation made at the SDP’s National Leadership Academy, New Haven, CT. January, 2005.
  • Child development, motivation, and resilience: Implications for effective classroom practice. Presentation made at the International Learning and the Brain Conference. Boston, MA.: November, 12, 2004.
  • The developmental pathways framework: An intervention and assessment tool in the classroom. Presentation made at Dudley High school, Guilford County, North Carolina, March, 2004.
  • Parents as partners in students’ education. Presentation made at the ASCD National Conference on Teaching and Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 16, 2003.
  • Opportunity to learn standards: The missing link for educational equity and excellence. Presentation made at the ASCD National Conference on Teaching and Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2003.

Contact

Fay E. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Director, Child and Adolescent Development
School Development Program
Yale Child Study Center
230 S. Frontage Road
P.O. Box 207900
New Haven, CT 06520-7900
Phone: 203.785.4627
Fax: 203.785.3359
E-mail: fay.brown@yale.edu