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John Brown

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John J Brown Clinical Associate Professor
  • College
    Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Department
    School of Education
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4656
  • Fax
    (978) 943-3005
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 541
  • Email


Classroom Management; K-12 Partnerships


  • EDD: Language Arts & Literacy, (2006), University of Massachusetts - Lowell
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • MA: English, (1995), Salem State University - Salem
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • Other: Moderate Special Needs, (1993), University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • BA: English, (1990), Stonehill College - N.Easton


During his 19 years as a high school English teacher, John developed an inquiry-based-learning environment using constructivist teaching methods and a skills-based curriculum to teach students who were traditionally underserved. Also, an early adopter of 1:1 wireless technology, John's particular area of expertise is student motivation.

For the past five years he has taught, coached and advised both pre-service as well as in-service schoolteachers as faculty at The School of Education here at UML.

Selected Presentations

  • Teacher Trauma and Transformation - Eastern Educational Research Conference, February 2019 - Myrtle Beach, North Carolina
  • Teacher panel as an alternate professional developmental model. - Critical Questions in Education Conference , March 2018 - Portland, OR
  • Progressive Approaches to Teaching Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage - CCCC, March 2017 - Portland, OR
  • Building Teacher Effectiveness Through the Use of Teacher Personal Narrative. - AACTE 68th Annual Meeting, February 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Fieldtrip as Field Experience: Preparing Candidates to Plan, Supervise and Embed a Trip to Boston’s MFA Into the Curriculum. - MACTE, October 2015 - Worcester, MA
  • Progressive approaches to teaching grammar, punctuation, and usage - Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCC) , March 2015 - Tampa, FLA
  • Narrative landscapes as a new form of data for the professional development of teachers. - National Council for the Teaching of English Annual Convention, November 2014 - Washington D. C.