Specializing in

Basic Skills
ERP End-user Training
Program/Curriculum Assessment
for community colleges


Principal: Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Brown received his Doctorate from Pepperdine University in 1997. He holds two Masters Degrees, one in reading and language arts from California State University, Fullerton and the other in physical education from University of Texas Pan American (formerly Pan American University). He graduated from Arizona State University with a major in physical education and a minor in reading education.

Dr. Brown currently holds the academic rank of Full Professor at Riverside City College has been a faculty member since 1984. His area of interest is teaching critical thinking skills through reading. Dr. Brown has held a variety of appointments throughout his 28 years of service including English and Speech Communication Department Chair, Faculty Co-chair of the Academic Planning Council, Faculty Co-chair of the Strategic Planning Council, Academic Senator, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Assessment Coordinator, Special Assistant to the President and Head Baseball Coach.

Dr. Brown has also served as a part-time faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at the California State University, Fullerton. He taught Teaching Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas and Testing and Evaluation of Reading Performance to graduate students working on Masters Degrees in reading and certification for teaching reading at the community college level. Dr. Brown taught at CSUF from 1999 to 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Brown served as a part-time member at the University of La Verne. He taught Educational Leadership to graduate students pursuing an Administrative Credential in the California public schools.

Dr. Brown has extensive background in on-line delivery of curriculum. He was one of the pioneers in developing basic skills courses for on-line delivery in California community colleges. His Reading Skills III course at RCC was among the first remedial courses in reading to be developed and delivered completely on-line. He also has developed the Testing and Evaluation of Reading course at CSUF for on-line delivery as well. Dr. Brown first developed an interest in distance education while conducting research on his dissertation. The research was based on a UNESCO Distance Education Initiative for the Nine High Population Countries. The objective was to create a model to evaluate the effectiveness for delivering adult literacy skills by television broadcast. Dr. Brown has taught at least one on-line class every semester since 1996.

In 2011, Dr. Brown was appointed to the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. He occupies one of five faculty seats on the nineteen-member Commission. Dr. Brown was appointed to a three-year term and is eligible for reappointment to a second three-year term in 2014. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accredits associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. ACCJC operates under the corporate entity the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions. The ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

 Dr. Brown co-authored the popular MyReadingLab available from Pearson. The computer program utilizes lexiles to assess the reading ability of the student as well as the reading difficulty of the text. Using the same measure for both has lead to greater accuracy in matching the studentís readability with the level of difficulty of the print. In addition, Dr. Brown authored the Prentice Hall Textbook Reader. The reader includes an extensive introduction explaining the metacognitive approach to reading, ten comprehension strategies designed for expository print, instructions on how to implement each strategy, and practice textbook chapters taken from Pearson's best selling textbooks. Dr. Brownís latest publication will be the Content Area Readerís Handbook which is due for publication by Pearson in early 2012.

Dr. Brown has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops for professional organizations throughout the western United States and England including the California State Academic Senate Plenary and Institutes, the Oxford Roundtable, and the College Reading and Learning Association.

Senior Associate: Ms. Stephanie Murguia

Ms. Stephanie Murguia has 25 years of varied and increased responsibility in the California Community College System. Her emphasis ha been in Admissions and Records and Student Services. Ms. Murguia has served as a Project Manager of Student Administration module within People Soft for implementation in the Cerritos College District. In addition she has served on implementation teams for Datatel and Banner ERP systems.

Ms. Murguia has worked collaboratively with Information Technology and and Student Services for the purposes of statistical and analytical support for student success and fiscal responsibility, as well as Significant data collection for Program Review, Strategic Planning and budget development.

Ms. Muguia has extensive experience in student success relative to distance education, basic skills, matriculation and student assessment.




Tim Brown and Associates
562 Vista Flora
Newport Beach, CA 92660