Heather Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Graduate Faculty

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

BA, Hollins University

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 411

Phone: 732-923-4725

Email: hmbrown@monmouth.edu

Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Tuesday and Friday, 1:00—2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00—10:00 a.m.; Thursday 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Spring 2013 Courses:

EN 101- College Composition I

EN 226 - Literary Studies for English Majors

EN 442 - Language and Linguistics

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 101 - College Composition I

EN 102 - College Composition II

EN 202 - Literature II

EN 442 - Language and Linguistics

EN 491 - Seminar: Propaganda

EN 581 - Women in Literature

Research Interests:

Major interests include: classical and modern rhetorical theory; composition pedagogy; uses of technology in writing assessment; feminist and gendered rhetorics of contemporary social movements; intersectional theory and practice, and the rhetoric of health and medicine with a focus on women’s health and reproduction. Dr. Brown is also an affiliate faculty in the Gender Studies Program.

Selected Works:

Presentations/Invited Talks:

On April 7, 2012, Dr. Brown presented her paper, “Ending Street Harassment, One iPhone At a Time: How the Hollaback! Campaign Maps the World,” at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference on Saturday, May 26, in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Brown presented her paper, “Contesting Authorities with Counter-Expertise: The Rhetoric of Abortion Trauma Research,” at the Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, GA, on April 7, 2011

In addition, Dr. Brown has also presented research at the Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference.


Book manuscript in progress:
Testifying Women: The Rhetoric of Authority in Anti-Abortion Discourse


Additional Information:


Interim Director of First Year Composition, Fall 2012
Chair, English Department First-Year Composition Committee, 2010-present
Co-Chair, English Department Curriculum Committee, 2011-present
Interim Associate Director of First Year Composition, Spring 2011 


Gender Studies Program Executive Committee, 2011-present
GEOC Committee on Cultural Diversity/Foreign Language/Global Understanding, 2011-present
English Department Representative, Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable, 2010-2011