Staff Bio

Innovative Urban Education in Downtown Los Angeles

Oliver Cashman-Brown

CORE English/Social Studies

Oliver Cashman-Brown is a California credentialed high school teacher who has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. Prior to coming to AUP he ran the adolescent social studies teacher education program at SUNY Brockport where designed and taught courses in teaching methods, applied history, and foundations in education. He also mentored student teachers and was the advisor to graduate students in the program. Previously, Mr. Cashman-Brown was a high school teacher at Aptos High School (California) and Ithaca High School (New York).

He received a BA in Politics at UC Santa Cruz and earned his teaching credential through Chapman University. He is currently completing his PhD through the Warner School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. His research interests include teacher education, activist teaching, political agency, and whiteness.

Mr. Cashman-Brown has presented academic papers at American Education Research Association conferences, the New York Foundations of Education Conference (where he was also the keynote speaker), the College and University Faculty Assembly, the Zizek Studies Conference, the Brockport Philosophy Conference, and the Images of Whiteness Conference in Oxford, England. He was co-editor of On Whiteness, published by Inter-Disciplinary Press, in which he has a chapter titled “Birds of a Feather: The Whiteness of Birding.”

Mr. Cashman-Brown served as secretary and treasurer of the New York State Council for the Social Studies and was a member of both the University of Rochester Diversity Conference Planning Committee and the University of Rochester Council on Sustainability. At Aptos High School he was the PTSA Parliamentarian and served on the school’s Equity Team and Technology Team.

He enjoys chess, birdwatching, film history, music history, cultural history, poetry, maritime literature, and baseball. He is also an accomplished ukulele player.

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Oliver Cashman-Brown

CORE English/Social Studies

ocashmanbrown@aupschool.org