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Nancy Brashear, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3355
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Nancy Brashear, Ph.D., began her 30-year education career as a K–12 teacher in public schools, then taught college English courses for five years prior to entering the field of teacher education, and served as a CCTC, ACSI, and WASC accreditation team member. She has a special interest in literacy development for all ages, literacy and language development for second-language learners, children’s and adolescent literature, creative writing, and teacher education.


Ph.D., Education, Claremont Graduate School
M.A., Education, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Standard Life Credential, Grades K–8
Standard Life Credential for English, Grades 7–12
Ryan Reading Specialist Credential, K–Adult Education
Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate (CLAD), Grades K–12
Pathwise Classroom Performance Assessments Observer Proficiency Certificate 4 (ETS)


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


  • Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Literacy and Language Development
  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught

EDLS 300 – Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
ENGL 434 – Children's Literature
ENGL 436 – Adolescent Literature

Office Hours

T/R, 1:45-2:30pm, and 4:15-5:00pm, and by appointment

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 8, East Campus

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