Donald Easton-Brooks Ph.D.
Purpose, Opportunity, Legacy
What Narrative Will You Create?
Donald Easton-Brooks is an award winning author and is internationally-recognized as a critical quantitative culturally responsive scholar. He is best known for introducing the concept “ethnic matching” to the field of education.
Upcoming Speaking Engagments
1/2020 Keynote. Drexel University. Critical Conversations in Urban Education
2/2020 Keynote: Kizzie: Creating a Pathway. Lassen Community College
4/2020 Keynote: Greenville University CANCELLED DUE TO CONVID-19
5/5/2020 One-Book Conversation: Illinois State University - Zoom
6/2020 Disrupting Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Urban and Rural Special Education Deans' Panel. Ohio State University CANCELLED DUE TO CONVID-19
This video is a caption of my family’s history and part of the journey of My parents and grandparents. The story honors my ancestors as it shares the person I am today. Through their journey, I am able to understand my purpose, seize and take advantage of opportunities, and through creating my narrative, I am able to continue my family’s legacy.
Creating a Narrative
This is a verse titled Where the Flowers Bloom from my book State of Mind: Journey Through the Hills and Valleys of Life. The book is a collection of shared life moments through poetry (my thoughts) as an expression of thanks to her (poetry) for saving my life, as poetry (my thoughts) has indeed been a lifesaver.
Dr. Easton-Brooks’ Featured Scholarship
Work has been cited internationally on matters of educational policies and effective practices in equitable education
Teacher qualification and the achievement gap in early primary grades
Ethnic-matching: The influence of African American teachers on the reading scores of African American students
Wealth, Traditional Socioeconomic Indicators, and The Achievement Debt
Schools in Transition: Creating a Diverse School Commuity
Dr. Easton-Brooks’ Blogs
Promoting Excellence in Educational Equity
II have a passion for equity, diversity, and inclusion as my research, work, and career has been centered on ways to engage diverse populations and removing barriers that make it challenging for all students to succeed.