Steven Ray Brown, PhD

Steven Brown

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Youngstown State University
Location: Denair, California, United States

Steven Brown, Professor Emeritus at Youngstown State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in adult education.

In 2016, Dr. Brown celebrated his long and storied career in academia by obtaining the title of professor emeritus. He began teaching in 1979 as a teacher at the Castro Valley School District before relocating to Japan, spending the next decade instructing students at the Tohoku Foreign Language School, the James English School, Tohoku Gakuin University, the University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute and Columbia University Teachers College. He was guided to teach in Japan by his lifelong appreciation for other cultures. He joined the faculty at Youngstown State University in 1995 as an instructor of English and over the course of the next 15 years was promoted to the positions of assistant professor to associate professor to a full professorship.

In 1974, Dr. Brown graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts. He continued his education at San Diego University, receiving a Master of Arts in 1979. As he progressed in his academic career, he returned to his education and earned a PhD in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. While teaching at Youngstown, he received the Distinguished Professor Award in 2002, 2005 and 2012. In addition to educating generations of students, he has written and edited numerous works including “Active Listening,” “Practical English Teaching: Listening,” and most recently has contributed to “TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.”

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