April  Brannon

Contact Information


Office: GH-439 

Voice: 657-278-5251

Dept: 657-278-3163

April Brannon

Professor / English Education Coordinator


April Brannon is the coordinator of the English Education program and taught middle and high school prior to coming to the university.  She earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2007 and has published in the fields of both Rhetoric and Composition and English Education.  Her scholarly work has recently appeared inThe Alan Review, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and English Journal,and she recently published a chapter in the book, Getting It In Writing.


2007, Ph.D., Arizona State University

2000, M.A. , University of New Mexico

B.A., 1999, University of New Mexico

Research Areas

The Teaching of Writing, Poetry, Eco-composition, Place-Based Learning, Young Adult Literature.

Courses Regularly Taught

Composition, Writing Pedagogy, Rhetorics of Literacy, Young Adult Literature, Children's Literature.


"The Sonata-Allegro of a Writing Teacher."  Getting It In Writing.Ed. Deborah               Stankevich, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011.

"The Intersection of Meaning.”  The Alan Review, Winter 2010.

"They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: An Opportunity for Educating about         Displacement and Genocide."  Alan Review, Summer 2008.

"Reading Nature as Text Through the Poetry of Mary Oliver."  English Bulletin, Winter 2006.