Brown, Sidney

TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentCounselor, Leadership & Special Education
OfficeCounseling Ldrship/Special Ed
Office LocationEducation 304B
Phone334 244-3054


Dr. Sidney L. Brown currently serves as an Associate Professor of Instructional Leadership at Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama.  He is the father of two adult sons and the grandfather of one.


Over the course of his career, he has served in numerous capacities to include educational consultant at both national and state agencies and universities, Board Directors – SRCEA, Alabama Possible, and Boys & Girls, the international board member of the American Association of School Administration for the journal of Scholarship and Practice, co-editor for the Domain, District Leadership (20) NCPEA Connexions, high school teacher, coach, high school principal, state vocational director, assistant superintendent, turn around principal for the Alabama State Department of Education, reviewer for NCEPA, SRCEA, MSERA, NASA, AASA, and SRECA, and reviewer/editor for the textbook, School Business Administration, Allyn & Bacon Publishers (2008 Ray & Candoli).


Prior to his employment with AUM, he served as Director of Off Campus Programs and Professor of Instructional Leadership at Alabama State University (ASU) for nine years. During his tenure at ASU he was the youngest professor in the College of Education.


He has been a national Professional Development Presenter for more than 3,000 teachers, parents, students, principals, district leaders and JROTC instructors (Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base).  During the March 2014, 26th annual At-Risk Youth Conference, Savannah, Georgia, he along with a teacher from Montgomery Public Schools were presenters of their research (The Impact on Principal

Turnover on student achievement at Six Middle Schools in an Urban School). From 2001 – 2008, he has been voted Who’s Who Teacher of the Year six times.


EducationIowa State University (PhD)
Tuskeegee University (BS)