Dr. Joseph F. Brown
English and Communication
Associate Professor of English; Faculty Adviser for the College Democrats
Dr. Brown earned his PhD at Louisiana State University in 2009 and came to ABAC in 2010. He teaches all courses in ABAC’s service sequence (ENGL 1101, 1102, World Lit, etc) and courses in ABAC’s unique Rural Studies program in Writing and Communication.
Dr. Brown has written on the works of Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury. He is the author of the only scholarly essay written on television’s Incredible Hulk. Continuing his interests in science fiction and popular culture, he is currently at work on an essay about Ray Bradbury’s collection, The October Country, an essay on agricultural science fiction, and a photography project on leisure and cinema in the segregated south.
Dr. Brown thinks kindness is one of the most important personal qualities and pedagogical tools a teacher must have. In each class, he strives to respect students as developing learners and to value their contributions to the class community. He continually seeks out opportunities to improve as a professor. In 2012, he was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow by UGA’s Institute of Higher Education. In addition to other pedagogy-related conferences and symposia, he has been both a presenter and frequent attendee at the annual USG Teaching and Learning Conference. Finally, having taught over a dozen sections of English courses for eCore, he is a veteran online instructor and recognized instructional innovator.
Though originally from Jonesboro, Georgia, Dr. Brown and his wife have lived also in Alabama and Louisiana. They now live in Tifton with their son, Benjamin, and daughter, Evangeline, who are huge fans of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture steam train and the ABAC farm cows.
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009
M.A., Auburn University, 2004
A.B., University of Georgia, 2002
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