Melody Brennan

Assistant Professor
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Office: 119a Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-5450

Teaching Interests: * ECE 305 Primary Education * ECE 415 Early Childhood Curriculum: Science/Social Studies * ECE 426 Classroom Management for Primary Grades * Early Childhood Middle Childhood (ECMC) courses

Research Interests: *Differentiation Strategies and Curriculum Design for Diverse Learners *Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Identity *Arts Integration

Professional Interests: * Chair of the Early Childhood Conference held annually at UW-Stout * Hosting curricular and family nights in the community * Deepen quantitative and qualitative assessment tools * Professional development opportunities in literacy and culturally responsive teaching


    • ABD Literacy
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2016
    • MA Curriculum and Instruction
      St. Mary's University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2002
    • BS Elementary Education
      St. Cloud State University
      St. Cloud, MN, United States, 1998



    • Hines, E., & Brennan, M. (December 1, 2014). Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference. Devloping responsiveness and a perceptive position for various cultures through multicultural literature for preservice teacher candidates, Marco Island, FL, United States.
    • Klefstad, J., & Brennan, M. (November, 2013). Oh the Places We’ll Go: Who We Teach, What We Teach, and How We Teach are Part of the Journey, not the Destination, in Early Literacy and Social Studies. Children Our Future Conference, Bloomington, MN, United States.