Christine Brown

Assistant Teaching Professor, Social Sciences and Education
Coordinator, Brandywine Learning
Office Phone: 610-892-1463
Office Location: Vairo Library
Mailing Address:
25 Yearsley Mill Rd.
Media, PA 19063

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Bio

Christine Brown has worked at Penn State Brandywine as Coordinator of Brandywine Learning since 2010.  She also serves as Co-Coordinator of the Multilingual Student Course Cluster and as Co-Coordinator of Brandywine Summer Bridge Programs.  She received her undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University and her Master’s in Education from Cabrini College.  She is currently working towards her doctorate in higher education at Immaculata University where she plans to study the role that reading ability plays in the lives and successes of undergraduate students.

In addition to her passion for understanding the value of critical reading ability, Christine is also interested in the issues surrounding developmental education and those of multilingual students.  She views herself as a partner with her students in their educational journey and is committed to guiding them in how to successfully navigate college life.

Recent Presentations

Faculty Development Program on Immigrant and International Students, Penn State Worthington-Scranton, August 2011: Supporting Developmental Immigrant Students,  presented with Debbie Lamb Ousey

NADE conference, Orlando, FL, February 2012: Retaining Developmental Immigrant Students Through a Course Cluster Approach, presented with Myra Goldschmidt and Debbie Lamb Ousey.

Spring Symposium on Pedagogy for University College English Faculty, University Park, PA, March 2012: Teaching Undergraduate Students in Undergraduate Programs, presented with Myra Goldschmidt and Debbie Lamb Ousey

Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference, University Park, PA, May 2012; Penn State Brandywine’s Math Tune-up Program, presented with Janeen Madison, Penn State Brandywine STEM Lab Coordinator

TESOL Conference, Dallas, TX, March 21, 2013: Supportive Communities for U.S.-Educated Multilingual Student Success, presented with Debbie Lamb Ousey

Recent Publications

Ousey, D. L., Brown, C. F., & Goldschmidt, M. M.  (2014).  Developmental immigrant students: what cross-disciplinary faculty should know.  Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.  30(2), 65-79.

Goldschmidt, M. M., Ousey, D. L., & Brown, C. (2012).  Expanding the learning experience beyond the classroom walls for developmental immigrant students, part two.  Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 28(2), 30-37.

Goldschmidt, M. M., Ousey, D. L., & Brown, C. (2011).  Expanding the learning experience beyond the classroom walls for developmental immigrant student, part one. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 28(1), 34-40.