Dr. Sabrina A. Brinson


Childhood Ed and Family Studies
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Research and professional interests

Dr. Brinson’s research has been published in international and national journals such as the Dragon Lode: Journal of the International Reading Association SIG in Children’s Literature, Multicultural PerspectivesReclaiming Children and Youth:  The Journal of Strengths-Based Interventions, and Young Children. She is also a frequent presenter at international and national conferences such as the Conference for the International Literacy Association, the Hawaii International Conference on Education, the Conference for the National Association for Multicultural Education, the Conference on Academic Research in Education, the Conference for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Convention for the National Council for Teachers of English.  Dr. Brinson’s crowning principle, “Diversity, equity, and inclusion should never be an afterthought, a fleeting thought, or a superficial thought.”

Dr.  Sabrina A. Brinson is a multidisciplinary scholar with an A.A. in General Studies, a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in English Literature, a M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Disorders, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Reading.  She is also a higher education policy analyst, a community activist, and a diversity consultant.  Additionally, Dr. Brinson is the founder and national director of Boys Booked on Barbershops (AKA B-BOB) and Girls Booked on Beautyshops (AKA G-BOB), award-winning, national, community-based, literacy programs that set up reading nooks with literacy tips for parents/primary caregivers and a wide variety of high interest, culturally responsive books in barbershops and beauty shops across the United States for youth (1-18) to enjoy during their regular visits.  Picture it, boys and girls reading while waiting to get into the barber/beautician chairs!