Dr. Douglas Brown acquired his Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, receiving a level 1 pass. Other degrees include a Master’s from the University of Alberta (International and Intercultural Education), and an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Lethbridge.
Douglas’s past and present research interests highlight a number of foci organized around public policy interpretation, analysis, and the ethic of fairness; more specifically, identifying epistemological challenges and concerns explicit in the ‘language of diversity’ as carried through public discourse. Research experiences include a multi-disciplinary review and analysis of goal-based theoretical systems (SSHRC), and a critical look at the intersecting dimensions of student ‘difference,’ mainstream educational discourse/curricula design, and the policy of inclusion.
Douglas has taught at both the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge, designing and instructing a number of courses (ostensibly in the educational foundations area) at the graduate and undergraduate level. He was the recipient of the Graduate Studies and Research Teaching Award at the University of Alberta in 2000.
Douglas has published and/or contributed to scholarly research both at the national and international level. He has served a consulting role with the Alberta Teachers Association and worked collaboratively on curriculum advancement and review in the province of Alberta.
Douglas is presently working with Dr. Jennifer Tupper in social studies education (University of Regina), as well as contributing to the Faculty of Education Internship Program. He maintains a dedication to the foundational ethics of inclusive education and social justice and welcomes the challenges implicit to his tenure at the University of Regina.
In the past Douglas has participated in a number of human rights campaigns/organizations including the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace, The Foundation for Human Rights in Columbia, and Amnesty International.
Douglas has also served in an executive capacity, contributing to organizational bodies like the Educational Policy Studies Graduate Students Executive, the Educational Foundations Graduate Students Association, and Learning for Interdependence and Global Awareness of the Philippines (LINGAP).