We've Gotta Reach Them to Teach Them

Dr. Adolph Brown III

2:00 - 5:00 PM, Dayton Campus

Learn and laugh with the outrageous motivation and highly-interactive two hour education delivery of Dr. Adolph Brown as he takes a journey of Teaching and Learning Excellence. Doc demonstrates how the connective capacity of good educators leads to student success and retention with field-tested strategies. This session is designed to greatly increase student achievement across ethnicity, gender, language, and socio-economic status. With music, motivation, and profound messages, this is a workshop that will inspire, ignite, and excite all who attend. At the conclusion of the two hour session, the 2013-2014 First Year Faculty will be sharing teaching tips via a poster session outside Smith Auditorium. We are asking that you please take time to meet our new faculty and learn about the exciting things they are doing in the classroom.


Adolph ‘Doc’ Brown, Ph.D. is a recognized Master Teacher who has mastered how to manage the classroom and accelerate, in virtually all students, their ability to read, write, speak, focus, organize information, and succeed academically – regardless of special learning challenges, learning style, or age. Adolph is a trained anthropologist (holistic study of humanity) and clinical & educational psychologist. Doc presently enjoys substitute teaching between his seminar and lecture schedule.

Doc has taught in public education at both the middle and high school levels, as well as in higher education. Adolph began his higher education teaching career at the College of William and Mary as a graduate teaching assistant to the late Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Mario Zamora. He then excelled as an adjunct professor at Tidewater Community College and nowadays a "Student Success" consultant for community colleges around the country. After which, he was hired by Hampton University, an elite private Historically Black College and University (HBCU), as an Assistant Professor of Psychology/Education and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and, several years later, to Full Professor. Since joining the Psychology and Psychology/Education faculty at Hampton University, Dr. Brown has taught virtually every course in the psychology/education curriculum, has served the department for more than a decade as an assistant professor, interim chairperson, associate professor, a tenured full professor, and department chairman (twice). Under Dr. Brown’s leadership the department grew to become the number one producer of African-American baccalaureates in Psychology and Psychology/Education in the country. As a result of Dr. Brown's initiatives, business and community relationships with the Department, the enrollment has almost doubled since the mid-nineties. Dr. Brown was tapped and served as the Dean of the Graduate College prior to his sabbatical from higher education. He is an accomplished author of numerous publications and books. His book titled REAL TALK is an educator and parent favorite. He has been the recipient of more than 300 honors and awards including the E.L. Hamm Distinguished Teaching Award, Honorary Man of Tomorrow, Service Learning Fellow, and Who's Who Among College and University Professors. Adolph recently was selected by the Board of Trustees from a pool of 27 candidates for the role of college president of a small college in Virginia. Adolph graciously declined due to concerns arising from his young daughter Dana's medical condition. The aforementioned helped create Doc's keen abilities and gifts as one of our nation's best Educational Speakers.

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