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Brian Robert Beabout

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, University of New Orleans

Brian Beabout is a former urban public school teacher currently serving as Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of New Orleans. Informed by 9 years spent studying school reform in post-Katrina New Orleans, his persistent research interests include urban school leadership, school-community engagement, charter schools, educational change, and leadership for social justice. He was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association in 2013. His work has been published in The School Community Journal, Multicultural Education, The Journal of Educational Change, The International Journal of Educational Reform, The Journal of School Choice, and The Journal of Thought. He is a founding board member of the Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans and an advisor to the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools.


  • 2008–present
    Assistant Professor of Education, The University of New Orleans


  • 2013 
    American Educational Research Association, Educational Change SIG - Emerging Scholar Award


  • 2013
    Parental voucher enrollment decisions: Choice within choice in New Orleans, The Journal of School Choice
  • 2011
    Social upheaval and educational change: Opportunity or obstacle? , International Journal of Educational Reform
  • 2010
    Leadership for change in the educational wild-west of post-Katrina New Orleans, The Journal of Educational Change