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Donny Brazile: Faculty and Staff

Donny Brazile MA, MA Ed.
Visiting Lecturer



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Dean's Award for First-Year Experience
  • Member, National Council for History Education
  • Presented, "Imaging America: US History Through the Lens of Media," National Council for History Education. March 2015. St. Augustine, FL
  • Academic Advisory Board, McGraw-Hill Publications 2010
  • ICSS Journal, “Using Music To Teach State and Local History” Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 2004, p. 32
  • Presented, “The American In Me, US History since 1877 in Song” February 2002
  • Presented, “From Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen: Five Songs for Teaching 20th Century America” October 2001
  • Presented, “The Leaving of Liverpool: Irish Songs of Emigration” October 2000

Professional Profile:

Donny Brazile holds an MA in History and an MA in Education from the University of Northern Iowa as well as a double major BA in American Studies and cultural anthropology. Donny’s emphasis is in American music as it relates to sociopolitical cultural history as well as pedagogy, curriculum design and practical application of active learning methods in the classroom.

Teaching and Related Service:

Classes taught:
• US History Since 1877
• Imaging America: US History Through the Lens of Media (Learning Community)
• Back to the Future: US History and Contemporary Social Problems (Learning Community)
• Farm to Factory to Freedom: US History and Education (Learning Community)
• Once Upon a Time in America: US History and Creative Writing (Learning Community)
• Introduction to Teaching and Learning
• Creating Balance in Work and Life (Personal and Professional Development)
• The Art of Happiness (Adult and Continuing Ed)
• The Secret of Success (Adult and Continuing Ed)
• Peace, Love & Ukulele (Adult and Continuing Ed)
Previously taught at Nashville State Community College. Classes included:
• College Success
• US History I
• US History II
• World Civilization I
• World Civilization II
• Tennessee History
• Special Topics in Education

More Information:

Donny Brazile is a local musician in the St. Augustine area as well as a big fan of reading, writing, eating right and living at the beach.