Alan’s Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications and Presentations

Edited Book

Brown, A., & Rodesiler, L (Eds.). (2016). Developing contemporary literacies through sports: A guide for the English classroom. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

For more information about Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports, checkout the sports literacy announcements tab.

Invited Guest Editorship

Brown, A., & Crowe, C. (2014). A whole new ballgame: Sports and culture in the English classroom. English Journal, 104(1). See the Sports Literacy Announcements page for more information.

Recent Publications

Brown, A., Dunn, W., Knapp, C. A., Okeke, S., & Shalaway, E. (Accepted). The unwritten rules of high school sports. The ALAN Review.

Brown, A., & Wilson, E. K. (Accepted). Classroom teaching and athletic coaching: Connecting social positions through interrole symbiosis. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.

Brown, A. (2018). Learning to lead through classroom teaching and athletic coaching. In I. Renga & C. Benedetti (Eds.), Sports and K-12 Education: Insights for Teachers, Coaches, and School Leaders. (pp. 49-64). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Brown, A. (2017). Sports Talk, Free Snacks, Good Books: The Paisley Sports Literacy Program. Dr. Bickmore’s YA Wednesday Blog.

Sieben, N., & Brown, A. (2017). YA sports literature through a positive psychology framework. In P. Greathouse, B. Eisenbach, & J. Kaywell (Eds.), Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas. (pp. 147-160). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Brown, A. (2016). Developing critical literacy through basketball, barriers, and books. In A. Brown & L. Rodeliser (Eds.), Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports: A Guide for the English Classroom. (pp. 5-10). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Brown, A. (2016). Young adult [sports] literature: Looking back and moving forward. SIGNAL Journal, 34(2), 42-50.

McIntyre, S., & Brown, A. (2016). Dare to be different: Celebrating difference and redefining disability in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The ALAN Review, 44(1), 79-85.

McClain, C., Brown, A., and Price, G. (2015). Characterization personified: Using Edmodo to strengthen student interaction with literature. Meridian Journal, 18(2), 1-18.

Comeaux, E., Brown, A., & Sieben, N. (2015). Issues in athletic administration: A content analysis of syllabi from intercollegiate athletics graduate courses. Innovative Higher Education, 40(5), 359-372.

Brown, A. (2014) Second reaction: The Contender. First Opinions, Second Reactions, 7(1), 32-34.

Brown, A., Mitchell, J., Youngblood, K. et al. (2014). “Do I dare disturb the universe?”: Fighting for students’ right to read. SIGNAL Journal, 37(2), 30-35.

Brown, A., Mitchell, J. F. et al. (2014). The look of classic young adult literature. The ALAN Review, 41(2), 6-14.

Burns, B., & Brown, A. (2014). Mining for gold on the silver screen: Using film to develop active literacy skills. Florida English Journal, 50(1), 6-15.

Koval, M., & Brown, A. (2014). Approaching narrative text with a film director’s mindset: Producing real and imagined scenes in the secondary English classroom. STEM Journal, 15(3), 39-64.

Brown, A., & Sieben, N. (2013). The elephant in the classroom: Examining the influence of athletic coaching on secondary preservice teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly, 40(3), 107-122.

Scherff, L., Singer, N., & Brown, A. (2013). “We were cheerleaders for them”: Mentoring “pre” preservice teachers in third spaces. Teacher Education & Practice, 26(3), 375-392.

Brown, A., & Crowe, C. (2013) Ball Don’t Lie: Connecting adolescents, sports, & literature. The ALAN Review, 41(1), 76-80. [With author connection by Matt de la Peña]

Brown, A. (2012). Gender integration of a core content area teacher/athletic coach in the rural southeastern United StatesSport, Education and Society, 17(5), 627-646.

Brown, A. (2012). Teacher-coach education program. University of Washington, Center for Leadership in Athletics, Issues in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Working Paper Series.

Brown, A. (2012). The occupational socialization of novice, core content area teacher/athletic coaches (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from The University of Alabama.

Brown, A. (2011). Investigating the outcomes and consequences of decision-making: A unit plan for teaching The Chocolate War. In J. Milner & C. Pope (Eds.), Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom. (pp. 263-273). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Brown, A. (2010). Preparing first-year English teachers for the first days: A critical review of English Journal—1995 to 2010. English Leadership Quarterly, 33(1), 6-11. [Honorable Mention, English Leadership Quarterly 2010-2011 Best Article of the Year]

Editorials / Public Writing

Brown, A. (2018, May 27). Of schoolteachers and thugs. The Greensboro News & Record.

Brown, A. (2014, July 26). The Case for teacher assistants in K-3 classrooms. Public Schools First NC, Scholar’s Corner.

Brown, A. (2014, January 19). A closer look at teacher preparation and retention in North Carolina [title changed by editors to “There are better ways to train and retain staff than using TFA’s model”]. The Greensboro News & Record, pp. H1, H4.

Brown, A. (2013, September 15). Advanced degrees really do matter. The Greensboro News & Record, pp. H1, H3.

Brown, A. (2013, August 4). Public servants should be supporting education: An open letter to Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger. The Greensboro News & Record, pp. H1, H3. See praise for this letter from Diane Ravitch and Peter Smagorinsky.

Recent National Refereed Conference Presentations

Brown, A. (2018, June). Writing the unwritten rules of high school sports through YAL. Workshop presentation at Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Brown, A. (2018, June). Sports and literature: How do we make the connections? Workshop presentation at Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Brown, A., Sieben, N., & Gordon, Z. (2018, April). The acculturation of teacher-coaches: Examining the influence of athletic coaching. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Brown, A. (2017, November). Lizzie, Mamie, & Mo’ne: Connecting gender, race, and baseball with Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. In A. Brown & L. Rodesiler (Chairs), The intersection of literacy, sport, culture, and society. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Henderson-Kirkland, P., Murphy, C., Hunt, P., & Brown, A. (2017, November). The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. In A. Brown, J. Mitchell, & H. B. Wiley (Chairs), Eight great American novels that ignite our passion for teaching. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Rodesiler, L., & Brown, A. (2017, November). Take a knee: Studying contemporary and historical protests in the ELA classroom. In J. Gorlewski, & D. Gorlewski (Chairs), Agents of the state or agents of change? Teaching (about) social protest in local and global contexts. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Sieben, N., & Brown, A. (2017, November). YA sports literature through a positive psychology framework. In A. Brown & L. Rodesiler (Chairs), The intersection of literacy, sport, culture, and society. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Brown, A., & Degener, R. M. (2017, November). “Everybody wants to be a champion…You have to start by wanting to be a contender”: Young adult literature and children’s literature in sports literacy programs. Workshop at the annual meeting of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN), St. Louis, MO.

Rodesiler, L., & Brown, A. et al. (2017, June). Igniting a passion for professional development among prospective English teachers. Roundtable presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the Conference on English Education (CEE), Columbus, OH.

Brown, A., Sieben, N., & Gordon, Z. (2017, April). University student-athletes: Are they interested in teaching and coaching? Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Brown, A. (2017, March). Developing contemporary (and media) literacies through sports. Panel presentation at the Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

Brown, A., Chang, A., Frey, J., & Hou, W. (2017, March). Examining representations of high school sports through an evaluation of print news media. Poster presentation at the Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

Recent National Refereed Speaking Engagements and Chaired Sessions

Brown, A., Mitchell, J., & Wiley, H. B. (2017, November). Eight great American novels that ignite our passion for teaching. Roundtable session at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Brown, A., & Rodesiler, L. (2017, November). The future is now: Exploring 21st century teaching ideas with the next generation of English teachers. Roundtable session at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Brown, A., & Rodesiler, L. (2017, November). The intersection of literacy, sport, culture, and society. Roundtable session at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Recent Invited Keynote Addresses and Workshop Presentations

Brown, A. (2018, February). Examining the intersections of literacy, sports, culture, and society in K-12 schools: Implications for students and teachers. Invited keynote speaker for Loyola University’s Literacy Leadership Awards Ceremony, Baltimore, MD.

Brown, A. (2018, June). Developing contemporary literacies through sports. Invited workshop for Content Teaching Academy at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Brown, A. (2017, February). Developing contemporary literacies through sports. Invited workshop for Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Brown, A. (2017, February). Engaging adolescent male readers. Invited workshop for Jefferson Elementary School, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

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