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Debra A. Brown, PhD

Debra A. Brown, PhD

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Dr. Brown studies methods of teaching writing that are grounded in efficacy enhancing activities. Understanding the long-term impact that a student’s belief that he/she “can’t write” has on academic performance and ultimate graduation rates, Dr. Brown combines both qualitative and quantitative research to develop methodologies that build student writing confidence in conjunction with their writing ability. In addition to 15 years of experience teaching writing, Dr. Brown also holds a Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.