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John Henry Browne

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Manhattan College, magna cum laude; M.A., New York University, NY


Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

 “Colleagues” and “Unfinished Dreams,” New York City Writing Project, Lehman College.  

An Introduction to James Joyce, Telelearning, San Francisco, California.

honors and awards

Teachers College-Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Manhattan High Schools Teacher of the Year Award, 1999

Educator of Excellence, New York State English Council, 1998

A+ Teacher, The Art and Design Palette, 1998

Outstanding English Adjunct, LaGuardia Community College, 1993

Teacher Appreciation Award, Manhattan High Schools District, 1990

Teacher of the Year, High School of Art and Design, 1985

office hours

T: 3-5; W: 3-5

office location

511 Thompson

biographical information

John Browne has 32 years of teaching experience in the public junior high and high schools of New York City. In addition, he has taught in the LaGuardia Community College evening session for 15 years. John was selected in 1993 as Outstanding Adjunct in the English Department at LaGuardia, and he received in 1998 an Educator of Excellence Award from the New York State English Council for his work in the secondary schools. John is thrilled to be at TC and currently teaches the Teaching of Reading and the Teaching of Shakespeare. As well, he is a coordinator of the student teaching program. He is particularly interested in linking the theoretical with current classroom methods.

professional presentations

Understanding by Design Conference, Boston, Summer 2002


Shakespeare in Performance, MacMaster University, Summer 2003


Playing Shakespeare, University of Virginia, Summer 2004


Camp Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Summer, 2006

A&HE 4058: Teaching of reading

The course focuses on helping teachers examine theoretical and pedagogical principles relevant to teaching literary and non-literary texts with emphasis on the relations of texts and readers. Special fee required.

A&HE 4551: Teaching of Shakespeare

An examination of diverse theoretical perspectives and pedagogical principles for teaching Shakespeare. Special fee required

A&HE 4556: Seminar for Inservice Teachers

A required course for 34 and 35-point M.A. students, this seminar is designed to support practicing teachers as they compose and expand their teaching lives. The seminar will provide teachers with a community of colleagues with whom they can build and explore professional growth in the areas of instructional strategies, pedagogy, and the critical issues of contemporary teaching, as well as an opportunity to reflect and discuss issues of concern. Offered fall semester only.

A&HE 5590: Master's seminar: Teaching of English

Designed to prepare students for completing integrative project for the M.A. degree, students participate in seminars which are oriented towards creating an academic, professional, and social network. Students research an area of special interest and share their findings. Special fee required.