Brenda Gabioud Brown Professor of English

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Brenda Gabioud Brown

Professor of English
Room 119B | Davis Hall


Dr. Brenda Brown is the Professor of English for the Division of Arts and Humanities. She has been a faculty member at USAO since 1992. Her areas of specialty 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) and the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA). 

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. She has received the USAO Regents Award for Superior Research, and she has been the recipient of numerous Gladys Emerson Emerson Research Awards.

Brown was co-coordinator and primary author of USAO's successful Higher Learning Commission Report and has been trained as a peer reviewer for this organization. She 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