UAPB associate professor selected to national committees

Vera Lang Brown, associate professor in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Education, has been selected to serve on several national and state educational committees. Recently, Brown was selected to serve on the Praxis Pre-Service Portfolio Development Team at ETS in Princeton, N.J.

Brown was among three representatives from Arkansas who traveled to New Jersey in May to assist in developing a portfolio assessment for student teachers that is scheduled to launch in fall 2014. She will meet with the team again this month to complete the development of the Preservice Teacher Portfolio Assessment.

In other assignments, Brown was selected to serve as a reviewer of proposals for the 62nd American Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (AACTE) 62nd Annual 2014 Meeting. She reviewed eight candidates’ proposals who are interested in presenting at the 2014 conference on proposals that were centered on diversity.

Brown graduated from UAPB in 1979 with a dual major in elementary education and K-12 special education. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas in 1986 and a doctoral degree in education administration in 1995 from Iowa State University.