Brenda Gabioud BrownProfessor of English
Dr. Brenda Brown has been a faculty member at USAO since 1992. Her areas of speciality include Modern and Postmodern American Literature and Composition & Rhetoric. Her research in these disciplines has been published in a variety of journals, and she regularly presents at the College English Association (CEA), the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA), and at the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English (OCTE). Brown has been elected to a variety of positions, including president of the USAO Faculty Association and president of the Women’s Caucus of SCMLA. In 2007, she received the USAO Regents Award for Superior Research, and she has been the recipient of numerous Gladys Emerson Emerson Research Awards. In October 2011, in collaboration with a senior Communication major, she presented a paper entitled "Creative Communication" at SCMLA. At this same conference, she was nominated and elected to be Chair of the "War and the Arts" panel at SCMLA.
Brown was co-coordinator and primary author of USAO's successful Higher Learning Commission Report in 2009 and also serves as USAO's Study Abroad Coordinator regularly leading students, alumni, and community members on educational, short term study abroad programs.
A member of Kappa Delta Phi and Sigma Tau Delta during her undergraduate years, Brown sponsored the initiation of the latter at USAO in 2007 and continues to oversee it.
- PhD, English, Texas Christian University
- MA, English, University of Texas at Arlington
- BA, English, University of North Texas