Jeff Brown

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Jeff Brown,


Dr. Jeff Brown is an experienced and dedicated educator/researcher.  His position at George Brown is a dual role, with teaching duties rotating between the department of Liberal Arts & Sciences (in which he teaches philosophy electives) and the School of ESL (in which he teaches English for academic purposes). Over the past 20 years, he has taught at a variety of post-secondary institutions and private schools, both in Canada and abroad.  He holds an MA and a PhD in philosophy and an MA in applied linguistics.  A regular presenter at professional conferences, his research interests include EAP curriculum development, critical pedagogy, and the ethics of English language teaching.  His work has appeared in a number of scholarly publications, including TESL Canada Journal, Language Problems & Language Planning, Symposium, and English Today.

Academic Credentials

  • MA, Applied Linguistics, York University, 2015
  • TESL Certificate, Seneca College, 2010
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Waterloo, 2006
  • MA, Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, 1996
  • BA, Philosophy, Brock University, 1994

Areas of Specialization

  • Liberal Arts and Science (General Education and Liberal Studies electives),
  • English for Academic Purposes

Areas of Expertise

English Language Teaching, Critical Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, Research and Scholarship, Universal Design for Learning, Curriculum Development

Career Highlights

  • 2015-2020 – Professor, George Brown College
  • 2013-2015 – Professor, Humber College
  • 2011-2013 – Professor, Seneca College
  • 1998-2004 – Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo 

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