Anthony Broughton, Ph.D.


Dr. Anthony Broughton is an Assistant Professor of Education, Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator, and Site Coordinator for the Call Me MISTER program at Claflin University.  Dr. Broughton began his undergraduate studies at Benedict College where he pursued a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and earned his teaching license for the state of South Carolina. He earned M.Ed. in Divergent learning from Columbia College (Columbia, SC) and a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). Dr. Broughton taught in elementary schools, child care centers, and in educational settings in higher education. Dr. Broughton is a program reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Dr. Broughton has served on a doctoral dissertation committee and supervises the honors thesis research for the School of Education. He is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Call me MISTER program.

Research Interests

His research interests include culturally relevant pedagogy, black children, diversity, critical literacy, and black men in education. He also has strong interest in flipped classroom formats for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Dr. Broughton brings a background of STEM education knowledge from the NASA space center and Hampton University. He has also has worked for the State Department of Education as an Education Associate/ regional coordinator for South Carolina First Steps 4K.  While earning his doctorate from the University of South Carolina, Dr. Broughton served as an adjunct professor at Newberry College, Benedict College, and University of South Carolina. Dr. Broughton is a children’s author, illustrator, and inspirational speaker who has traveled across the country conducting interactive workshops with teachers, students, and paraprofessionals. Dr. Broughton also has also worked for the South Carolina State House with Representative Joe Jefferson. His is a certified trainer for the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development.

Activities and Honors

Dr. Broughton was  honored as an inaugural recipient of the South Carolina Black Pages Top 40 under 40. He was also awarded the Educator Award from the Siemens’s Foundation Educator. During a NAEYC accreditation site visit, Dr. Broughton’s classroom scored 100% criteria met during the evaluation. Dr. Broughton was recently awarded honorary members into the National Society of Leadership and success. He serves on the editorial board for the National Council for Teacher Education Early Childhood Education Assembly, Perspectives and Provocations. Dr. Broughton was hold several awards from the Call Me MiSTER Program such as a blazer inductee, site supervisor award, and servant leadership award.

Recent Publications

He is the author of Supporting the development domains of Preschool children through Hip Hop teaching, and Where is my stuff? Conceptualizing Hip Hop as ‘play.’ He is also a chapter author in the book Vision, Voice, and Action: Creating pathways to social justice and community development.

Recent Presentations

Dr. Broughton has presented at peer-reviewed national conferences such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Los Angeles, California. He has also presented at several local, state wide, and regional conferences as a featured speaker. Dr. Broughton also holds membership with American Education Research Association (AERA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Delta Iota National Honorary Society, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

Anthony Broughton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education, Interim Chair, School of Education
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