Braun Earns Educational Doctorate
Elizabeth Braun, Associate Professor of English at Catawba Valley Community College, recently earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University.
Braun has nearly 25 years of experience teaching language arts, English composition, and writing and research in public and private schools, technical and community colleges. She launched her teaching career in 1993 as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching secondary English classes and coaching girls’ volleyball at Bondamakara Secondary School in Zimbabwe, Africa.
She joined the CVCC faculty in 2010 and has served on the Faculty Senate, ADA Compliance Committee, and as faculty advisor to Circle K International where the chapter has won numerous state and national awards. She has presented many professional development topics to fellow faculty members on enhancing reading, study skills and evaluating student essays.
Braun earned a bachelor’s degree in English education at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. She completed a master’s degree in middle grades education at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga., and a certificate in writing at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C.
She resides in Hickory with her family.
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