Dr. Kelley-Brown is an Associate professor in the College of Education at Florida A&M University since 1995. Dr. Kelley has extensive experience with secondary education, computer technology, and educational leadership. Dr. Kelley-Brown currently serves on several statewide steering committees for curriculum and instruction, and since 2002 she has served as the Discipline Coordinator for the State of Florida’s State Course Numbering System for the area of Educational Foundations and Policy. Dr. Kelley-Brown has also rendered service to the African American History Task Force, which she chaired from 2000 to 2014. Dr. Kelley however is still the Principal Investigator for this grant where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the African American History grant from the State of Florida.
The following quote by Dr. McLeod describes Bernadette ‘s mission and guiding principle for continuing to work and serve for the past 27 years at FAMU:
We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.