Laurence S. Brown
Professor of Communication Studies
Public Speaking, Interpersonal, and Small Group Communication
Larry Brown has been a faculty member of the Rancho Santiago Community College District since 1986. He taught at both of the Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College campuses as a part-time instructor until 1996 when he was hired as a full-time faculty member. Professor Brown has previously taught in the following Speech Communication Departments: CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, Orange Coast College, and Long Beach City College. He holds a lifetime California Community College Instructor's Credential in Language Arts and Literature. Mr. Brown teaches transfer level courses relating to communication in theory and practice. He has been an active faculty member at Santa Ana College representing the Fine and Performing Arts Division in the Academic Senate. He enjoys his work as a member of the Scholarship Committee and can be seen at numerous student activities each year.
Mr. Brown obtained his B.A. and Master's Degree from CSU Long Beach, in Speech Communication. He has continued to research and study innovative teaching strategies / methodologies by regular participation in courses, conventions, forums, and workshops. His instructional areas of expertise include: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Dynamics, Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication and Language Performance.
"Our students present an incredibly diverse demographic, cultural, and communicative community of learners. Motivating and challenging students to achieve personal growth and skill development is a major goal. I like a "high energy" classroom where all students can enjoy spending time together."