Steve Brown is the Director of Graduate Education at the Ashland Center, a position that he has held since January 2008. He is currently responsible for the M.Ed. and Bachelors Plus programs.
Prior to coming to Ashland University, Steve spent over 33 years in public school education as a teacher, principal and curriculum director. He earned his Bachelors in Music Education in 1974 and his Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1982, both from Bowling Green State University.
He was an instrumental music teacher for 10 years with the Mansfield City Schools (1974-78), Crestview Local Schools (1978-83) and Loudonville-Perrysville Schools (1983-84). He was a school principal for 20 years in the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools (1984-96), Ashland City Schools (1996-2001) and Groveport-Madison Schools in Columbus (2001-04). From 2004-2007, he was an Educational Curriculum Specialist with the Tri County Educational Service Center in Wooster. He currently holds Ohio Licensure as a High School Principal and Superintendent.
A native of Wellington, Ohio, he has previously served as an adjunct instructor in Ashland University’s Professional Development Services. He has presented numerous workshops in the area of school improvement and was a presenter through the Ohio Department of Education Effective Schools Process.
He resides in Lexington, Ohio with his wife, Marianne who is a former teacher with Mansfield City Schools. They are the parents of two daughters, Stefanie and Carly.
He has been a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Directors, the Music Educator’s National Conference and the International Association of Jazz Educators.