Kristen M. Brown, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; Project Consultant, Office of Strategic Engagement

Kristen M. Brown, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education, The Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A. in Teaching, Secondary Curriculum, Howard University
  • B.A. in Afro-American Studies/Education, Howard University

Research interests

  • Minority teacher recruitment and retention
  • Equity within diverse schools
  • Social justice education

Career highlights

  • Young Education Professionals of DC Researcher of the Year - 2017
  • Urban League of Northern Virginia – Women in the Movement Award – 2017


Dr. Kristen Moore Brown has over a decade of experience in educational equity serving Black and Brown students. She served in D.C. Public Schools as a teacher and in the Office of Equity where she was deeply committed to equity work on the Student Empowerment and Equity Programs (SEEP) team. Most recently, she was the mentor and equity specialist at Richmond Public Schools where she led the mentoring program entitled Mentor RPS and is building out strategies for equity and implicit bias training for the Office of Engagement.

Over the past year, Dr. Brown has worked as a project consultant in the Office of Strategic Engagement (OSE) with the Anti-racist Educator Series where she facilitated sessions for educators unpacking implicit bias, power, privilege and cultural competency in education spaces. Currently in OSE, she is working with professors on developing the Career Switcher Program. She has also taught graduate level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership as an adjunct professor. As an associate professor, she is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on education equity, leadership, social justice, diversity and inclusion.

Curriculum Vitae

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