Faculty Bio, Donna Braun

Donna Braun


College/School: Graduate School
Department: Education

Campus: Providence
Main college/department phone number: 401-598-4738

Donna Braun is an adjunct faculty member at Johnson & Wales University’s Graduate School. She brings extensive experience as director of the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity in Providence. Her roles include director of Principal Residency Network, a residency-based administrator certification program, and of Learning Leader Network, a statewide network of 200 administrators and teacher leaders.

Braun draws from previous experience ranging from high school teacher to school cofounder, as well as director of Curriculum & Instruction and school design consultant for the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program in Providence.

Braun is certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as a Professional Middle/Secondary School Principal and Provisional Teacher of Secondary General Science.

Braun is a member of the School Reform Initiative, National Staff Development Council, American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Rhode Island Association of Secondary Principals/NASSP.

Publications & Presentations
  • Braun, D., Gable, R., Kite, S. (2011). Situated in a community of practice: Leadership preparation practices to support leadership in K-8 schools. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 6(1).
  • Braun, D., Gable, R., & Kite, S. (2009, May). Situated in a community of practice: Leadership preparation to support leadership in K-8 schools. Presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the New England Educational Researchers Organization, Portsmouth, ME.
  • Braun, D., Gable, R., & Kite, S. (2008, October). The relationship among leadership preparation practices and leader, school, and student outcomes in K-8 schools.
  • Braun, D., & Haskins, C. (2008, November). Making meaning from equity definitions. Presented at the 11th annual multi-cultural conference, Promising Practices, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.
  • BS, Southern Illinois University
  • MS, Florida Institute of Technology
  • EdD, Johnson and Wales University