Founder Dr. Martha Brown is president and founder of RJAE Consulting and an active member of the American Evaluation Association. She received her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 and is an accomplished author, evaluator, researcher, program designer, presenter, trainer, and teacher. Dr. Brown’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and in her book entitled, Creating Restorative Schools: Mapping a Way through the Educational Landscape (Living Justice Press, June, 2017). She has presented at national and international conferences on the topics of educational policy reform, restorative justice, and evaluation in the arts.
Dr. Brown's content expertise is in restorative justice and arts education. She brings a unique blend of creativity, caring, passion, and technical skills to her work. Martha utilizes a restorative approach to her work as an evaluator, always placing relationships at the center of her work while never hesitating to be a little bit entertaining.
Education Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2015 Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction Department of Curriculum, Culture & Educational Inquiry Dissertation: Talking in Circles: A Mixed Methods Study of School-wide Restorative Practices in Two Urban Middle Schools. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2011 M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction Department of Curriculum, Culture & Educational Inquiry University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1988 B.A., Women’s Studies, Minor: Political Science Magna cum laude
Teaching Experience Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, CAN 2016 - Present Continuing Studies Department: Restorative Justice Certificate Program Lead Instructor (Online):
Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy
Restorative Justice Process Models: Application
Community Development Through Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice in Educational Settings
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA 2016 - Present Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Adjunct Professor Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Partners When the job requires an evaluation team, RJAE Consulting partners with other consultants in the US and Canada. We collaborate with evaluators, methodologists, and content experts to bring you high quality services, regardless of the size of your project. All of our partners are members of the American Evaluation Association and/or the Canadian Evaluation Society, and are just as committed to excellence as we are. We also provide future generations of researchers field opportunities by partnering with universities.
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)
National Arts Education Association (NAEA)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME)
International Community Corrections Association (ICCA)