Huntsville, Ala. ---- An active Professor of Visual, Performing, and Communicative Arts in the College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences at Alabama A&M University is wearing several hats as the new academic year kicks off in full swing.
Not only is Dr. Susan C. Brown shouldering her usual professorial duties, but she has taken on leadership roles in other areas, as well. For instance, Brown is
slated to begin in September her three-year term National Education Association Director. In the coveted position, the educator will work with the National Education Association, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and the administration of President Barack Obama.
Moreover, Professor Brown recently attended the Alabama Education Association Leadership Conference in Mobile, Ala., where she was sworn in and participated in the sharing of knowledge and experiences to improve education in the State of Alabama.
Dr. Brown also attended the International Readers Theatre Conference (IRTC) in London, England, where she presented "An Examination of Anxiety and Stage Fright in the Performing Arts." She performed in London with the Readers Theatre Institute Company in several productions and collaboratively authored a readers theatre piece on Queen Elizabeth I entitled "In Love With Elizabeth: The Legend Or The Lady."
For her IRTC contributions Brown was honored with a special certificate from the International Readers Theatre Institute designating her as master teacher in the Adams/Cunningham Oral Interpretation and Readers Theatre methodologies.
by Jerome Saintjones