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English Department
MC 329
10915 Hardin Valley Road
P.O. Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933
865-694-6708
Dean: Kathy Byrd
Secretary: Janet Hardin

Carmen Brown, M.S.

Assistant Professor
AL 204C
539-7927
clbrown1@pstcc.edu
Fall 2014 schedule
Carmen Brown

Courses Taught

  • English 1010
  • English as Second Language, Reading II

Education

  • Post Graduate, English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.S., Teacher Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005
  • B.A., Communication, Carson-Newman University, 1992

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the fundamental truth that I must acknowledge and applaud the whole person in order for authentic learning experiences to occur in the writing classroom. Many times, this practice includes deconstruction of harmful writing practices tied to negative emotional experiences, such as fear, intimidation, and failure, in former writing environments. As coach, my role is to help the student unlock his or her inner power and writer's voice by the creation of instructional methods and a learning environment that is both safe and warm and committed to personal excellence.