Tony Brown

Professor, German & Russian

3113 JFSB

801-422-7012

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

Teaching provides an outlet for two of my passions in life—Russian language and culture. I deeply care about my preparation and the pedagogical methods I use, how well my students grasp the material, and their motivation to learn. I perceive my role as one who enables and empowers students in the learning process. As such, the classroom becomes a forum for engagement of ideas, expression of opinions, and probing of structures, both grammatical and cultural.

Research

Russian cultural history, particularly as it relates to folklore and the fairy tale, 2) second language acquisition, and 3) language policy.

 

Selected Publications

ARTICLES

  •  Brown, T., Bown, J., Jordan, K., & Kurganova, E. (2020). To Superior and Beyond: Developing Professional Proficiency in a Fourth-Year Russian Program. Journal of Distinguished Language Studies 7.
  •  Brown, N. A., Dewey, D., & Cox, T. (2014). Assessing the Validity of Can-Do Statements in Retrospective (Then-Now) Self-Assessment. Foreign Language Annals 47(2), 261-285.
  • Brown, N. A. (2014). Foreign Language Study Coupled with Internship Experience as an Entrée to Professional Opportunities. Russian Language Journal 64, 71-81.
  • Brown, N. A. (2013). Key Indicators of Language Impact on Identity Formation in Belarus. Russian Language Journal 63, 247-288.
  •  Brown, N. A., Talalakina, E. V., Yakusheva, I. V. & Eggett, D. L. (2012). Argumentation and Debate in the Foreign Language Classroom: Russian and American University Students Collaborating through New Technologies. Russian Language Journal 62, 141-166.
  •  Brown, N. A., Solovieva, R. V., & Eggett, D. L. (2011). Qualitative and Quantitative Measures of Second Language Writing: Potential Outcomes of Informal Target Language Learning Abroad. Foreign Language Annals 44(1), 105-121.
  •  Brown, N. A., Bown, J. & Eggett, D. L. (2009). Making Rapid Gains in Second Language Writing: A Case Study of a Third-Year Russian Language Course. Foreign Language Annals 42(3), 424-453.
  • Brown, N. A. (2009). Argumentation and Debate in Foreign Language Instruction: A Case for the Traditional Classroom Facilitating Advanced Level Language Uptake. Modern Language Journal 93(4), 534-549.
  • Brown, N. A. (2008). Language Shift or maintenance? An examination of language usage across four generations as self-reported by university-age students in Belarus. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 29(1), 1-15.
  • Brown, N. A. (2007). Self-Reported Russian and Belarusian Language Utilization in Key Economic, Political, and Social Domains in Belarus. Russian Language Journal 57, 59-87.
  •  Brown, N. A, Solovieva, R. V. & Eggett, D. L. (2007). Redefining Cultural Identities: An Examination of Cross-Cultural Perspectives from Russian and American University-Age Students. Slavic and East European Journal 51(3), 583-607.
  •  Brown, N. A. (2007). Status Language Planning in Belarus: An Examination of Written Discourse in Public Spaces. Language Policy 6, 281-301.
  •  Brown, N. A. (2005). Language and Identity in Belarus. Language Policy 4(3), 311-332.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Brown, N. A., Bown, J. & Eggett, D. L. (2015). Advanced Foreign Language Study through Global Debate. In N. A. Brown & J. Bown (Eds.), To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second-Language Ability. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Brown, N. A. & Bown, J. (2015). To 3 and Beyond: Charting a New Course in the Twenty-First Century. In N. A. Brown & J. Bown (Eds.), To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second-Language Ability. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Brown, N. A. (2009). Language and its Influence on Identity Formation in Belarus. In R. D. Brecht, L. A. Verbitskaja, M. D. Lekic, & W. F. Rivers (Eds.), Mnemosynon: Studies in Language and Culture in the Russophone World (pp. 41-48). Moscow: Azbukovnik.

BOOKS

  •  Brown, N. A., Balykhina, T. M., Talalakina, E. V., Bown, J. & Kurilenko, V. B. (2014). Mastering Russian through Global Debate. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Talalakina, E. V., Brown, N. A., Bown, J. & Eggington, W. G. (2014). Mastering English through Global Debate. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Brown, N. A. & Bown, J. (2014). Teaching Advanced Language Skills through Global Debate: Theory and Practice. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

EDITED VOLUMES

  • Brown, N.A. (Comp. & Ed.) (2016). Ot beregov reki Ogaio do beregov Moskvy reki, ot krasnykh Tsintsinnati do krasnykh Moskvy: Memuary Irvina Vailia [From the Banks of the Ohio River to the Banks of the Moscow River, From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds: The Memoirs of Irwin Weil]. Moscow: Menskaia.
  •  Brown, N. A. & Bown, J. (Consulting Editors) (2016). Mastering Chinese through Global Debate. In N. A. Brown & J. Bown (Eds.), Mastering [Foreign Language] through Global Debate. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Brown, N. A. & Bown, J. (Eds.) (2015). To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second-Language Ability. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  •  Brown, N. A. (Comp. & Ed.) (2015). From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds: The Memoirs of Irwin Weil. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press.
  • Brown, N. A. & Bown, J. (Consulting Editors) (under contract). Mastering Arabic through Global Debate. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Brown, N. A. (Ed.) (2011). Academic Skills through Cases in American Studies. Moscow: Higher School of Economics.

Service

I value my association with colleagues at BYU and other universities. Citizenship assignments enable me to give back to the university and profession in a number of ways, including research and publications that benefit students and the profession at large. For example, I have published four articles that examine the added value of coupling formal language learning with pre-professional experience in the form of an internship.

Citizenship assignments

PROFESSION

  •  Conference Organizer: Assembled US delegation for conference hosted by the Russian-American Academic Studies Center at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, April 2019
  •  Board of Directors: American Council for Teachers of Russian (ACTR), December 2009-present
  •  Editorial Board: Russian Language Journal
  •  Symposium Organizer: Invited leaders in the fields of government, academia, and industry from Russia and the United States to BYU for a two-day Humanities+ Symposium that focused on integrating language study with professional development, January 2014
  •  Conference Organizer: Assembled US delegation for annual conference hosted by the Russian-American Academic Studies Center at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, May 2013
  • Symposium Organizer: Invited leaders in the field of Second Language Acquisition from Russia and the United States to BYU for a two-day Advanced Foreign Language Symposium that focused on producing Superior-level foreign language learners, February 2012

UNIVERSITY

  •  Faculty Advisory Committee: Committee member, 2014-2017

COLLEGE

  •  Program Director of the Foreign Language Student Residence: February 2014-2018
  • Humanities Center Fellow: College of Humanities at Brigham Young University, 2012-2015

DEPARTMENT

  • Director: St. Petersburg Study Abroad Program, summer 2019
  •  Director: Central Europe Internship Program, 2018-present
  •  Director: Berlin Internship Program, 2017-present
  • Director: Moscow Internship Program, 2006-2008, 2010, 2012-present
  • Director: Baltic States Internship Program, 2015-present
  •  Director: Krakow Internship Program, 2015-2017
  •  Director: Warsaw Internship Program, 2018-present
  •  Director: Chocolate Internship Program, 2017-present
  •  Section Head: Russian Section, January-May 2016
  •  Director: Moscow Study Abroad Program, 2009-2010