Dr. Heather Braun

Dr. Heather Braun

Title: Associate Professor and Internship Liaison
Dept/Program: English
Phone: 330-972-6243
Email: hbraun@uakron.edu
Website: https://works.bepress.com/heather_braun/
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Heather Braun is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Akron, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, composition, literary theory, young adult literature, and experiential learning courses. As a 2018-19 EX[L] Faculty Fellow and JSK Affiliate, Heather studied design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and led life design workshops at Stanford’s Bechtel International Center. She has worked alongside young writers in Summit Lake through Akron’s Reimagining the Civic Commons, a national initiative supporting urban equity, environmental sustainability, and economic development. She also moderates sessions for Reflection Point (formerly Books@Work), a nonprofit that fosters inclusive workspaces through empathy and open discussion. Heather currently facilitates design thinking workshops at universities and organizations in the Northeast. 


Ph.D. in English, Boston College


Victorian Poetry and Prose, British Fiction: 1900-1925, English Composition II, Critical Reading and Writing, Graduate Seminar in English: The Doppelgänger, Nineteenth-Century British Poetry, Young Adult Literature, Charles Dickens, Studies in Romanticism, The Brontës, Graduate Seminar: Critical Approaches to Literature, British Women Writers