Starting this month, KCELT is beginning a new monthly series featuring our Professional Development Fellows (PDFs), a group or fellowship of Kirkwood Community College faculty who advance Kirkwood’s  mission, vision, principles, values, and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement descisions..  Our PDFs help more students learn and succeed through high quality professional development practices and personalized faculty support.

This month’s featured Professional Development Fellow is Brian Brownfield.  Last week, Jeremy Slagoski sat down with Brian to talk about being a Fellow, an Endowed Chair, and a campus administrator for NC3 certifications.  Please listen to the audio interview below.


Forty-one seconds (0:41) into the interview, Brian talks about how he became a Kirkwood faculty member and a Professional Development Fellow.  At 1:31, he talks about training the trainer as part of his role as a campus administrator for NC3 certifications and training Toyota T-Ten and Honda PACT instructors.  At 3:09, Brian shares what impresses him about the faculty here at Kirkwood and at 3:34, he shares what excites him about teaching Kirkwood students.  At 4:25, Brian gives advice to those faculty interested in becoming an Endowed Chair and Professional Development Fellow.  For the full transcript of the interview, please click here.

Below is a video of Brian Brownfield describing his Endowed Chair project in 2012:  Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles.

Brian Brownfield is currently co-teaching in the Master Teacher Program Year 2: Innovative Designer with Shelby Myers-Verhage.  The Master Teacher Program is built upon faculty strengths honoring each participant’s abiding passion for good teaching and unwavering dedication to student learning in concert with Kirkwood’s Quality Faculty Plan requirements.  With core principles of integrity and mutual respect, the program aim is that each cohort member will grow in their ability to design shareable learning solutions.  Faculty in their second year passionately create, invent, and design student work to solve student performance challenges related to stated performance outcomes.  For more information about the Master Teacher Program, please click here.

One thought on “September 2014 Featured Professional Development Fellow: Brian Brownfield

  1. It was great to learn more about Brian, although I have known him for several years now. And great job, Jeremy, on your production of this podcast! Very professional. Looking forward to more!

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