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. (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. (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. (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.

Past Conference Presentations and Speaking Engagements (Selected)

2016 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society (6th Annual)

Sponsored by NCTE’s Collaborative on Contemporary Literacies, Popular Culture, and Out-of-School Spaces

November 19 in Atlanta, GA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Keynote Speaker: John Schuerholtz, Vice Chairman, Atlanta Braves

Roundtable Leaders: Luke Rodesiler, Gina Mattioli, Crystal L. Beach, Katie S. Dredger, Thomas Crochunis, Mitchell Nobis, Robert Ford, Billy Gerchick, David Pegram, Jeffrey Wilhelm, Mark A. Lewis, Dawan Coombs, Deborah Van Duinen, Bryan Ripley Crandall, Wendy Glenn, Elizabeth Dinkins, Kelli Sowerbrower, Hannah R. Gerber, Ruben Garcia

2016 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Eight Great American Texts that Inspire Social Change

November 18 in Atlanta, GA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown, Joan Mitchell, and Heather Barto Wiley

Keynote Speakers: Kekla Magoon and Chris Crowe

Roundtable Leaders: Joan Mitchell & Heather Barto Wiley, Jordan Daniels & Kate Youngblood, Nikel Bussolati & Kate Llewellyn, Tiffany Newsome & Ethan Cagle, Lindsay Schneider & Angelique Reynolds, Julia Means & Erika Thurman, Stephen Langford & Pamela Henderson, Robert Ciarrocca & Justin Corazza

2016 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Future Is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Sponsored by CEE-Graduate Strand

Conversation session featuring undergraduate and master’s students from thirty universities across the United States.

2015 Conference of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents

YA [Sports] Literature as a Vehicle for Promoting Teen Reading

November 23 in Minneapolis, MN

Workshop

Presenter: Alan Brown

2015 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society (5th Annual)

Sponsored by NCTE’s Collaborative on Contemporary Literacies, Popular Culture, and Out-of-School Spaces

November 20 in Minneapolis, MN

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Keynote Speaker: Peter Smagorinsky

Roundtable Leaders: Alan Brown, Katrina Gonzales, Mark A. Lewis, Jennifer Rossuck, David M. Pegram, Elizabeth G. Dinkins, Shanetia P. Clark, Ryan Skardal, Mitchell Nobis, Billy Gerchick, Mark A. Fabrizi, Thomas C. Crochunis, Dawan Coombs, Lisa Beckelhimer, Robert Petrone, Carolyn Fortuna, Luke Rodesiler, Kathy Garland, Danielle King, Katherine Mason Cramer, Nicole Sieben, Deborah Vriend Van Duinen, Bryan Ripley Crandall, Hannah R. Gerber

Table Respondents: Wendy Glenn, Chris Crowe, Joan Mitchell, Jeffrey Wilhelm, Carl Young, Lisa Scherff, Thomas Newkirk

Respondent: Joseph Milner

2015 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Eight Great Classic and Contemporary American Nonfiction Texts

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Joan Mitchell

Keynote Speakers: Mark Letcher and Karen Blumenthal

Roundtable Leaders: Joan Mitchell & Heather Barto Wiley, Wendy Glenn & Danielle King, Joan Kaywell and Paula Greathouse, Lisa Scherff, Alice Garcia and Kate Youngblood, Jennifer Buehler and Betty Bayer, Carl Young, Kate Allman and Ronda Taylor Bullock

2015 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Future is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Sponsored by CEE-Graduate Strand

Conversation session featuring undergraduate and master’s students from fifteen universities across the United States

2015 Youngstown State English Festival

Lizzie, Mamie, & Mo’ne: Connecting Gender, Race, and Baseball

April 23-24, Youngstown, Ohio

Invited Presenter: Alan Brown

Text: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

2014 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society (4th Annual)

Sponsored by The National Writing Project

November 23 in National Harbor, MD

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Lisa Scherff

Keynote Speakers: Chris Crowe, Michael Smith, Rich Kent, Lisa Luedeke

Roundtable Leaders: Rich Kent with Thomas Newkirk, Jordan Daniels with Michael Smith, Kelly Gallagher, Luke Rodesiler, Carolyn Fortuna, Hannah Gerber, Deborah Van Duinen, Nicole Sieben, Ryan Skardal, Sean P. Barry, Colleen Caulfield & Christopher Brown, Elizabeth Dinkins, Billy Gerchick

Respondent: Peter Smagorinsky

2014 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Eight Great Multicultural American Texts

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Joan Mitchell

Keynote Speakers: Jacqueline Woodson and Matt de la Peña

Roundtable Leaders: Joan Mitchell, Nicole Sieben & Tiffany Newsome, Jennifer Buehler, Heather Barto Wiley, Kate Youngblood & Alice Garcia, Joan Kaywell, Lisa Scherff, Danielle King & Wendy Glenn, Victoria Whitfield, Victor Malo-Juvera & Linda Spears-Bunton, Kate Allman, Chris Crowe, Paula Taylor-Greathouse

Respondent: Ellen Oh, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

2014 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Future is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Sponsored by CEE-Graduate Strand

Conversation session featuring undergraduate and master’s students from fifteen universities across the United States

LSU Young Adult Literature Conference & Seminar

June 2-6, 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA

Alan Brown, Wake Forest University

Keynote Speaker: YA Literature in Nontraditional Classroom Settings

Workshop Leader: Connecting Sports and Literacy through Young Adult Literature

Conference Blog

Article from LSU’s College of Human Sciences and Education

Blog by Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall

2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association

Research in K-12 Education and Athletics: Past, Present, and Possibility

Sponsored by AERA’s Research Focus on Education & Sport SIG

April 3-7 in Philadelphia, PA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Nicole Sieben

Panelists: Alan Brown (Wake Forest University), Nicole Sieben (Adelphi University), Eric DeMeulenaere (Clark University), Colette Cann (Vassar College), Jenelle N. Gilbert (California State University, Fresno), Tamara Valovich McLeod (A.T. Still University), Wade Gilbert (California State University, Fresno), and Elliot Hopkins (National Federation of State High School Associations).

2013 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society (3rd Annual)

November 23 in Boston, MA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Lisa Scherff

Keynote Speakers: Lisa Luedeke, Joshua C. Cohen, Bill Konigsberg, Rich Wallace

Roundtable Presenters: Sandra Neil Wallace, Carmen Bartley, Greg Bartley, Luke Rodesiler, Deb Van Duinen, Nicole Sieben, Hannah Gerber, Caitlin Murphy, Jennifer Bonafide, Sarah Andersen, Jennifer Fountain, David Pegram, Melinda McBee Orzulak, Katrina Gonzales, Christina Hill, Joan Mitchell, Jordan Daniels

Reactors: Pat Griffin and Chris Crowe

2013 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Eight Great [Censored] American Novelists

November 23 in Boston, MA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown, Joan Kaywell, and Joan Mitchell

Keynote Speakers: Ellen Hopkins, Nancy GardenLauren Myracle, and Chris Crutcher

Roundtable Leaders: Joan Kaywell, Wendy Glenn, Joe Milner, Lisa Scherff, Chris Crowe, Carol Pope & Tara Anderson, Victor Malo-Juvera & Linda Spears-Bunton, Jeffrey Kaplan, Steve Bickmore, Robert Prickett & Carl Young, Paula Taylor-Greathouse, Victoria Whitfield, and Jennifer Buehler

2013 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Future is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers

November 24 in Boston, MA

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler

Sponsored by CEE Graduate Strand

Conversation session featuring undergraduate and master’s students from fifteen universities across the United States

2013 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Confronting Bullying and Hazing in the Sports Culture of Schools

November 23 in Boston, MA

Roundtable Session: Stop Bullying Now: Sharing Strategies for Change

Presenters: Alan Brown and Joshua C. Cohen

2013 Conference of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents

Examining the Culture of Sports: 40 Years of Ball in YAL

November 25 in Boston, MA

Author Breakout Session

Panel: Alan Brown, Chris Crowe, Robert Lipsyte, Chris Crutcher, and Joshua C. Cohen

2013 CEE Conference

Talking Sports with High School and College Teens: Connecting the Curricular and Extra-Curricular through YAL

July 1-14, 2013 in Fort Collins, CO

Roundtable Session: Moving the Adolescent Literature Course Forward: A Roundtable Conversation on Common Core, the Adolescent Reader and Syllabi

Presenter: Alan Brown

2013 Conference of the American Educational Research Association

Professional Preparation of Athletic Administrators: A Content Analysis of Syllabi from Intercollegiate Athletics Graduate Courses

April 27 – May 1 in San Francisco, CA

AERA Special Interest Group: Research Focus on Education and Sport: http://www.uky.edu/RFES/about.php

Presenters: Eddie Comeaux, Alan Brown, and Nicole Sieben

2013 Conference of the Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Promoting Critical Literacy through Extra-Curricular Interests

February 22-23 in Athens, GA

Presenter: Alan Brown

Guilford County Schools Library Media Services

Engaging Reluctant Male Readers through Sports

January 24 at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC

Invited Speaker: Alan Brown

Course: Encouraging Reading in Reluctant YA Male Readers

2012 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Sport, Education, and Society in English Education (2nd Annual)

November 18 in Las Vegas, NV

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Lisa Scherff

Keynote Speakers: Geoff Herbach, Matthew Quick, Rich Wallace, and Matt de la Peña

Roundtable Presenters: Joseph Milner, Joan Kaywell, Michael Opitz, Shanetia Clark, Shimana Harris, Luke Rodesiler, Deb Van Duinen, Nicole Sieben, Hannah Gerber, Kelli Sowerbrower, Liz Shults, Kara Combs, Caitlin Murphy, Jenny Bonafide, Greg Bartley, Carmen Peek, and Tiffany Newsome

Reactors: Robert Lipsyte and Chris Crowe

2012 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

Eight Great American YA Novelists

November 16 in Las Vegas, NV

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Carol Pope

Keynote Speakers: Joe Milner, Jeffrey Wilhelm, John Noell Moore, and Jeffrey Kaplan

Roundtable Leaders: Wendy Glenn, Steven Bickmore, Joan Kaywell, Lisa Scherff, Jennifer Buehler, Jacqueline Bach, Chris Crowe, Kia Jane Richmond

2012 Conference of the North Carolina English Teachers’ Association

‘All These Boys Do is Talk Sports’: Promoting Critical Literacy through Sports-Related Content

September 28-29 in Charlotte, North Carolina

2012 Conference of the North Carolina English Teachers’ Association

Teaching the Best Young Adult Fiction of 2011/2012

September 28-29 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Session Chairs: Alan Brown and Joan Mitchell

Presenters: Kaylin Bugica, Beau Burns, Caroline Fisher, Christina McClain, Tiffany Newsome, Michael Short, Sara Shubert

Reactor: Joe Milner

2012 Conference of the American Educational Research Association

Core Content Area Pre-service Teachers: Experiences, Motivations, and Perceptions that Affect Willingness to Coach Athletics

April 13-17 in Vancouver, Canada

AERA Special Interest Group: Research Focus on Education and Sport: http://www.uky.edu/RFES/about.php

Roundtable Session: The Sport Experiences of Students and Teachers in School and Campus Environments

Presenters: Alan Brown and Nicole Sieben

2012 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research

The Culture of Sports in the Deep South: Implications for English Educators

February 24-26 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Presenters: Alan Brown and Nicole Sieben

2011 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Intersection of Sport, Education, and Society in English Education

Location: Chicago, IL

Session Chairs:  Alan Brown and Joan Mitchell

Keynote Speakers: Doug Merlino, Thomas Newkirk, and Chris Crutcher

Roundtable Presenters: Luke Rodesiler, Victoria Whitfield, Effie Fields, Deborah Van Duinen, Caitlin Murphy, Anne Taylor Murray, Greg Bartley, Rich Kent, Christina Vanzandt, Tracy Windle, Connie Coker, Bill Murphy, Liz Hester, Laura Lee Ellis, Hannah Gerber, Donna Cox, Katherine Nelson, and Dana Fitzpatrick

Reactors: Matt de la Peña and Lisa Scherff

2011 Conference of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents 

The Intersection of Sport, Education, and Society in Young Adult Literature

Location: Chicago, IL

Panel: Alan Brown, Matt de la Peña, Chris Crutcher, and Lisa Scherff

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