Dr. Patti Levine-Brown

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Interim Director of the National Center for Developmental Education
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Dr. Levine Brown joined the faculty of Appalachian State University's Higher Education Graduate Program from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Presently, she serves as the Interim Director of the National Center for Developmental Education, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, teaching graduate courses in the Adult and Developmental Education and College and University Leadership concentrations. A graduate of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas – Austin, Patti is a former reporter, English and reading instructor, political activist, and project administrator. She is also the Past President of the Florida College Reading Council, former board member of the Florida Developmental Education Association, and a Past President of the National Organization for Student Success (formerly NADE). Patti is a graduate of the Kellogg Institute through which she also became a certified developmental educator. She has worked with the NCDE as a Kellogg Institute presenter and as a consultant to community colleges. Additionally, she has published numerous articles and supplementary texts related to the field of developmental education.