Ed.D. in Educational Administration, 2004
School of Education
July 1, 2010
Ed.D. Alumna Serving as Chair of Graduate Education Programs at Argosy University
Dr. Dina Brown, the Chair of Graduate Education Programs at Argosy University/Orange County, is a 2004 graduate of the UCI/UCLA Joint Ed.D. Program in Educational Administration. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Dr. Brown had 22 years of experience in the Information Technology field including 13 years as a Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department at Mt. San Antonio College. During her tenure with Mt. San Antonio College, Dr. Brown became increasingly interested in integrating technology in pre-service teacher education, which later became a topic of her doctoral dissertation.
Dr. Brown began her employment with Argosy University in the role of an Assistant Professor in the School of Education. She was later promoted to a position of the Program Chair overseeing MAED and Ed.D. Programs in Educational and Instructional Leadership. In that role, due to her extensive community college leadership background, she has been an active participant in the development and implementation of the Ed.D. Program in Community College Executive Leadership. As a part of that process, Dr. Brown established extensive partnerships with numerous community colleges leaders, who are currently serving on the Advisory Board. While the program was launched in the 2005/06 academic year, the board provides continuous recommendations for further curricular development and marketing strategies. Additionally, Dr. Brown was a key participant in the development of the Ed.D. Program in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology. Her extensive technical background was instrumental in designing a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing improved technology utilization to support various teaching modalities, data management, and research methodologies.
In preparation for Argosy’s ensuing accreditation visit, Dr. Brown served as the Chair of the campus-wide self-study committee. The role of the committee was to provide oversight of all assessment activities to ensure ever-increasing effectiveness of the culture of assessment. Dr Brown’s duties included identification, development, and maintenance of appropriate data collection, management, security, and reporting processes to support improved student learning. Additionally, she provided oversight of a campus-wide self-study process, virtual resource room, and the creation of rubrics, curriculum maps, and standard syllabi across programs.
In addition to her qualifications as an educational practitioner, Dr. Brown has published articles in refereed journals and presented her research at various conferences including the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. These articles and presentations articulate current challenges in integrating technology in various instructional contexts, including pre-service teacher preparation and K-12 educational environments. Her most recent article entitled Improving Institutional Effectiveness through Programmatic Assessment addresses institutional efforts in providing appropriate responses to external accountability demands.
Currently, in her role as the Program Chair, Dr. Browns teaches doctoral-level courses including Introduction to the Academic Study and Writing for Professional Publications. Additionally, she provides student advisement in the areas of doctoral research, dissertation coaching and career development.
In September 2010, Dr. Brown plans to launch her educational consulting business specializing in dissertation coaching. The intent of the business is to enhance students’ productivity and to expedite dissertation completion time by providing additional support throughout the dissertation process.