Dr. Heather Braun
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. She has published on writers including David Mamet, Mary E. Braddon, Norman Mailer, Caroline Norton, and Mary E. Coleridge. As a 2018-19 EX[L] Faculty Fellow and JSK Affiliate, Heather studied design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and led 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 Books@Work, a non-profit that fosters inclusive workspaces through empathy and open discussion. Heather currently facilitates design thinking workshops at universities and organizations in Northeast Ohio.
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