University Lecturer, COE

Ph.D., Capella University
M.A. Governors State University
M.S. Chicago State University
B.A., St. Xavier University 

Dr. Lucianne Brown is the Director of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program in the College of Education.  She came to GSU in 2003 as Assistant Director of TPS teaching EDUC 7212: Digital Primary Sources, and sponsors workshops titled, Digital Story Telling, Historical Thinking in Primary Sources with Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) and primary sources workshops ranging from beginner to coaching.  She built a team of coaches/trainers for the TPS-GSU partner program, proudly travels with the team and some of their middle school students to present at national and local conferences. Dr. Brown’s research is focused in mobile learning and gamification, in which she presented her research in London supporting cell phone learning in classrooms. She is also editor of the peer reviewed online journal, Journal of Computing Teachers, that invites research articles on Computational Thinking and Technology innovations in K-16 classrooms and graduate researchers.  

Dr. Brown earned her BA in Biology at St. Xavier University and a teaching certificate from Loyola University.  She received a MS in Biological Education from Chicago State University and a MA in Educational Administration from Governors State University.  Dr. Brown earned her Ph.D. from Capella University in Instructional Design in Online Learning. Prior to joining the faculty at Governors State University, Dr. Brown was Director of Technology for one of the nine Illinois Technology and Learning Centers.  She taught science, computers, and dancing for over 25 years in the K-12 environment.  

For the past two years, Dr. Brown has received President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award.  Earlier in her career, she received the Illinois Technologist of the Year Award in Support of Online Learning, and Woman of the Year in her community where she resided.