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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 helping struggling adolescent and young adult 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

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 explore instructional strategies, pedagogy, and the challenges of contemporary teaching. This course is ordinarily offered online for students in the INSTEP MA program only. Offered fall semester only.

A&HE 5590: Master's seminar: Reflective Practice

This course allows students to reflect systematically on their teaching practice and to complete a classroom-based inquiry project as a contribution to their ongoing professional development and professional knowledge in the field of English education. Special fee required.