Spotlight on Dr. Charles Britton

Dr. Britton, joined SHU in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership.  He was born and raised in North Haven, Connecticut, a native nutmegger.  Dr. Britton and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for ten years and have an 8-year-old son named Chase and a 6-year-old daughter named Cassidy.  His mother, stepfather, younger sister and brother-in-law also reside in Connecticut.  His mother is a retired high school principal and stepfather a retired high school science teacher.  Sister, a pediatric nurse, and brother in law, a pediatrician, work at Yale New Haven Hospital.     

Prior to starting his family, Dr. Britton obtained his Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac and Sixth Year Degree from Southern Connecticut State University.  In 2008 he earned his Ed.D. from the University of Connecticut.  At the high school level, Dr. Britton taught English and Social Studies before becoming an Assistant Principal and later a longstanding and successful Principal at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT.

Dr. Britton’s current area of research is the dilemma of equity and adequacy of Connecticut Public Schools.  Specifically, he is examining the root causes of racial and socioeconomic isolation of Public School students with focus on the impact and possible ways to reduce socioeconomic isolation.

Dr Britton’s favorite pastimes are writing novels and spending quality time with his children.  He has published one novel, Liberty’s Wrath, available on and Barnes and  He is working on a second novel.  He is actively involved with coaching Chase’s baseball and basketball leagues and also attends Chase’s karate tournaments.  For Cassidy he is an avid fan or her soccer, gymnastics, and swimming activities.