Dr. Joy Brown

Professor of Secondary Education

Dr. Brown

Stevens Hall 555
UNA Box 5129
Florence, AL 35632-0001


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:30am - 1:30pm

8:15am - 1:15pm 



Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1998 - Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL. 
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1996 - Secondary Education/TESOL.
B.S.E.D., University of North Alabama, 1993 - Secondary Education/Spanish and English

Research Interests

ESOL Methods
Literacy in the Content Area

Teaching Fields:

Class AA - Elementary-Secondary Grades P-12:  English as a Second Language
Class A - Elementary-Secondary Grades P-12:  English as a Second Language
Class B - Secondary Grades 7-12:  English, Spanish

Current Professional Affiliations:

Alabama - Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages, (AMTESOL)
Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Alabama Reading Association

Recent Presentations/Publications

Presented “Working with English Language Learners Who Have Special Needs”  at the Alabama Mississippi TESOL Conference in Hattiesburg, MS on January 27, 2017
Presented "Assessment for ELL and Special Education in Early Childhood" with Dr. Kelly Hill and Ms. Jessica Burchett at the 2016 TESOL Convention in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Presented for "Working with English Language Learners" for Limestone County Inservice Day  September 30, 2015.
Presented "Unlocking the Learning Gates - Tools for the Teaching Toolbox" on June 2, 2015 at the UNA Inservice Center and June 11, 2015 in Jasper, AL.
Presented “Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” at the UNA Inservice Center with Dr. Suzanne Duvall Zurinsky on June 12, 2012.
Presented “The Use of Narrative Storyboards and Environmental Mapping in the Instruction of Students with ASD” Dr. Suzanne Duvall-Zurinsky at the 2011 Alabama Art Education Association Conference, Florence, Alabama on November 5, 2011.
Presented “The Importance Of Environmental Mapping In The Visual Art Of Students With Autism” at the 2011 NAEA Conference in Seattle, Washington in March 2011.
Presented virtually “Educator’s Perceptions of English as a Second Language Training Needs in the Shoals Area” at the Tenth International Conference Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July of 2010 and was published in The International Journal Of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations.
Presented “Motivational Strategies and Accommodations for Students with Autism in the Classroom” with Dr. Suzanne Duvall Zurinsky at the 2010 National Art Education Association Convention in Baltimore, MD -- April 18, 2010.
Brown, J.M. (2012). Online Learning: A Comparison of Web-Based and Land-Based Courses.  Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 13(1), 39-42.                         
Brown, J.M. (2010). Educator’s perceptions of English as a second language training needs in the Shoals area. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, 10(1), 369-381.
Brown, J.M. & Zurinsky, S.S.  (2010). Art, music, and drama: Bridging two worlds.  In B.L. Gerber & J. Kellman (Eds.) Understanding Students with Autism through Art. Reston, VA:  National Art Education Association.