is a native of Houston, Texas and currently teaches as an Assistant Professor at Texas Southern University in the Department of Sociology. Her areas of specialization are in social inequality and urban studies with special emphasis on the study of race, class, and gender as systemic forms of inequality. Her courses address social inequality including social problems, social change and social movements, education, politics, religion and urban living. Previously a lecturer in the Afro-American Studies Department at Howard University and an adjunct professor at Prince George’s Community College, Dr. Brailey is passionate about equipping students with knowledge and critical thinking skills. She has taught primary, secondary, and postsecondary grade levels and served as an assistant principal at the Harmony Science Academy. She credits the Imani School for helping her embrace her passion for teaching.
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Dr. Kimberly Brown earned a doctoral degree
in United States history at Howard University and has worked as a Goldman Sachs Multicultural Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History. In 2015, the Smithsonian-Anacostia Museum library chose Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls who Changed the World, Dr. Brown’s history book for girls, as their newest acquisition for its children’s literature collection and the Southeastern Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. recognized it in its official reading recommendations for youth. The companion comic work, Superhero Like Me, also teaches history to youth. NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal remarked, "It allows our children to explore the wonderful potential in themselves." Currently, Dr. Brown enthusiastically teaches in the Department of History at Texas Southern University.
The Department of Music is pleased to welcome two new faculty members
to its ranks. Dr. Gwendolyn Alfred, Assistant Professor of Music enjoys an ascending career as an operatic singer. The Beaumont native has thrilled audiences in recent performances including appearances with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Arts degree from University of Houston, a Master of Music degree from Lamar University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston. Also joining the tenure track faculty this year is Dr. Tanya Allen. Dr. Allen is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She comes to TSU to head our Music Education area. She earned a PhD. In Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans. -10/20/2016-