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Goldy BrownGoldy Brown

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4393
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Dixon Hall 315

Dr. Goldy Brown III is the new Director of Whitworth University's Education Administration Program. He comes to Spokane from Rockford Illinois. He has served as a former professor and routine guest speaker in college courses, where he has gained valuable experience leading college level discussions on educational foundations and leadership. In addition, he has conducted seminars on “what principals look for when hiring a teacher.” He also has seven years of experience as a K-12 leader, serving as a principal. Schools that he led received four state recognition awards for closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students. Dr. Brown has also published five articles on school leadership. He is excited about living in Spokane and getting connected and rooted in the community. 


Ph. D University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012) Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

M.A University of California, Riverside (2003) Education Leadership

B.S.E University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (2000) Bachelors of Science in Education

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


  • Accepted For Publication Fall 2020: Bringing it Together: Leading to build Trust through Reconfiguration
  • Leading for Low Income Students: Results from a Study on School Leaders in Low Income Elementary Schools. Brown III, G, Bynum, Y, Beziat, T. Education (2017) 138 (1)
  • What’s the Difference? Principal Practices That Support the Achievement of Low-Income Students in Demographically Diverse Schools. Allied Academies Journal: Educational Leadership (2015) 19(2) 11-32.
  • Strong One Lasting One: An Elementary School Principals Ability to Establish a positive School Culture by Building Trust. Journal of Cases for Educational Leadership (2015) 18(4) 309-316.
  • “A School’s Tale: A Case study of an Elementary Principal’s Practice that supports the Achievement of Low Income Students and Contributed to an Elementary School gaining Blue Ribbon Status” Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors (2014) 16 (1), 36-48.
  • Leaderships Influence: A Case Study of an Elementary Principal’s Indirect Impact on Student Achievement. Education (2016) 137 (1).


  • Presentation Accepted, “A Tale of two Schools” Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (2015) Montgomery, AL.
  • Presentation Accepted, “A Schools Tale” Research Association of Minority Professors Conference (2014) New Orleans, LA.
  • Presentation Accepted, “What’s the Difference?” Allied Academies International Conference (Educational Leadership and Management Division (2014) Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • 2009 lllinois Spotlight on Schools Award recipient for closing achievement gap and raising student achievement.
  • 2010 Illinois Spotlight on Schools Award recipient for closing achievement gap and raising student achievement.
  • 2010 Illinois Academic Improvement Award Recipient for significant gains made in closing the achievement gap 2 year in a row.
  • 2014 Wisconsin School of Promise Award recipient for closing achievement gap and raising student achievement.
  • Grant Recipient: 21st Century CLC Grant (2014)