Anne-Elizabeth M. Brodsky

Anne-Elizabeth M. Brodsky

Associate Teaching Professor + Associate Director

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Anne-Elizabeth Brodsky has taught in UWP since 2007. Her courses have centered around education, music, race, and literature. Her BA is from Haverford College and her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, Teach the Nation: Pedagogies of Racial Uplift in US Women’s Writing of the 1890s, was published by Routledge in 2003.

Outside the classroom, Professor Brodsky has sought to enrich a sense of intellectual community on campus, with particular attention to pedagogy and equity. She is a co-founder and faculty director of the Common Question, member of the Cummings Scholars Steering Committee, and grateful collaborator with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation  She served as co-chair of the Women Faculty Forum from 2016-19 and as a member of the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council from 2010-16. These days she is an Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellow with the Center for Social Concern, faculty sponsor for Operation SMILE and the Johns Hopkins Tea Club, violinist in the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, and parent of Baltimore City Public Schools alums.

Before joining the faculty, Prof Brodsky worked at the JHU Center for Talented Youth, where she ran summer programs for academically talented students in grades 2-9 and oversaw curriculum development. She also taught at the City Colleges of Chicago (Truman and Olive-Harvey) and two Chicago high schools: Kenwood Academy/CPS and Ida Crown Jewish Academy.

Murdy, Anne-Elizabeth. Teach the Nation: Pedagogies of Racial Uplift in US Women’s Writing of the 1890s. Routledge, 2003.

Brodsky, AEM. “Advising Graduate Students.” Innovative Instructor May 2019.

Brodsky, AEM.  “Texts of Engagement: Reading and Writing for Inclusivity in any Discipline.” Innovative Instructor March 2018.

Murdy, Anne-Elizabeth. “Public Education and the Properties of Young People,” The Review of Education/Pedagogy/ Cultural Studies, vol. 18, no. 4, 1996, pp. 397-410.

Murdy, Anne-Elizabeth. “Richard Middleton,” British Short Fiction Writers, 1880-1914: The Romantic Tradition, Dictionary of Literary Biography 156, 1996, pp. 225-231.

Murdy, Anne-Elizabeth, S. Mendel, and E. Freeman. “Teaching Outside the Curriculum,” Radical Teacher, vol. 45, Winter 1994, pp. 17-19.